- Safety and Health Topics
- Spray Operations
This section highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions to OSHA staff) related to spray operations.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910 Subpart G, Occupational health and environment control
- 1910 Subpart H, Hazardous materials
- 1910.107, Spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials
- 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment [related topic page]
- 1910 Subpart R, Special industries
Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)
Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)
- 1917 Subpart G, Related terminal operations and equipment
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
- 1926.103, Respiratory protection
- 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.
- Application of the Permit-Required Confined Spaces (PRCS) Standards, 29 CFR 1910.146. CPL 02-00-100 [CPL 2.100], (May 5, 1995). Explains a paint spray enclosure is considered a confined space if an employee has to crawl to gain access to the workstation.
- 29 CFR 1926.62, Lead Exposure In Construction; Interim Final Rule-- Inspection and Compliance Procedures. CPL 02-02-058 [CPL 2-2.58], (December 13, 1993). Identifies under this standard spray painting with lead-based paint requires interim worker protection.
- Clarification of 29 CFR 1910.107(b)(5)(i) Average Air Velocity of Spray Booths.STD 01-05-010 [STD 1-5.10], (October 30, 1978). States that the air velocity requirements of paragraph 29 CFR 1910.107(b)(5)(i) apply to maintaining the concentration of flammable vapors below the lower exposure limit (LEL); it does not apply to controlling exposures below permissible exposure limits (PELs).
- Uniformity in Interpretation of 29 CFR 1910.107(b)(5)(iv) and 29 CFR 1910.107(f)(1). STD 01-05-011 [STD 1-5.11], (October 30, 1978). Clarifies requirements for fire-extinguishing systems in spray areas.