Self-Inspection of Work Safety Laws:

Spraying Operations

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________


Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Is adequate ventilation assured before spray operations are started?

Is mechanical ventilation provided when operations are done in enclosed areas?      
When mechanical ventilation is provided during spraying operations, is it so arranged that it will not circulate the contaminated air?      
Is the spray area free of hot surfaces?      
Is the spray area at least 20 feet from flames, sparks, operating electrical motors and other ignition sources?      
Are portable lamps used to illuminate spray areas suitable for use in a hazardous location?        
Is approved respiratory equipment provided and used when appropriate during spraying operations?      

Do solvents used for cleaning have a flash point to 100°F or more?

Are fire control sprinkler heads kept clean?      
Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted in spray areas, paint rooms, paint booths, and paint storage areas?      
Is the spray area kept clean of combustible residue?      
Are spray booths constructed of metal, masonry, or other substantial noncombustible material?      
Are spray booths floors and baffles noncombustible and easily cleaned?      
Is infrared drying apparatus kept out of the spray area during spraying operations?      
Is the spray booth completely ventilated before using the drying apparatus?      
Is the electric drying apparatus properly grounded?      
Are lighting fixtures for spray booths located outside of the booth and the interior lighted through sealed clear panels?      
Are the electric motors for exhaust fans placed outside booths or ducts?      
Are belts and pulleys inside the booth fully enclosed?      
Do ducts have access doors to allow cleaning?      
Do all drying spaces have adequate ventilation?      

This Spray Booth Safety checklist is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it as necessary or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item, and refer to OSHA work safety laws for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional economical training resources regarding respiratory equipment can be found here.

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