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OSHA Standards

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

This section highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions to OSHA staff) related to spray operations.

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)

  • 1917 Subpart G, Related terminal operations and equipment
    • 1917.153, Spray painting (See also section 29 CFR 1917.2, definition of hazardous cargo, materials, substance, or atmosphere)
    • 1917.158, Prohibited operations. States that abrasive blasting and spray painting are not allowed near cargo handling operations.

Longshoring (29 CFR 1918)

  • 1918 Subpart I, General working conditions
    • 1918.96, Maintenance and repair work in the vicinity of longshoring operations. States that abrasive blasting and spray painting are not allowed near longshoring operations.

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926 Subpart D, Occupational health and environmental controls
    • 1926.57, Ventilation. Contains extensive requirements for spray booths and other spray-finishing operations.
    • 1926.60, Methylenedianiline. Requires respiratory protection for spray-application processes.
    • 1926.62, Lead. Contains requirements for spray painting with lead paint.
    • 1926.66, Criteria for design and construction of spray booths
  • 1926 Subpart E, Personal protective and life saving equipment
  • 1926 Subpart F, Fire protection and prevention
    • 1926.152, Flammable liquids. States that the quantity of flammable or combustible liquids kept in the vicinity of spraying operations should be kept at a minimum and should not exceed a supply for one day or one shift.
  • 1926 Subpart I, Tools - hand and power
    • 1926.302, Power-operated hand tools. Contains requirements for high-pressure spray guns.
  • 1926 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
    • 1926.1127, Cadmium. States that respiratory protection is necessary when using spray methods to apply materials containing cadmium.
Directives

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

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