Autobody Repair and Refinishing


Workers in autobody shops are potentially exposed to a variety of chemical and physical hazards. Chemical hazards may include volatile organics from paints, fillers and solvents; diisocyanates, polyisocyanates, and hexavalent chromium from spray painting operations; silica from sandblasting operations; dusts from sanding; and metal fumes from welding and cutting. Physical hazards include repetitive stress and other ergonomic injuries, noise, lifts, cutting tools, and oil and grease on walking surfaces.


Autobody repair and refinishing is addressed in specific OSHA standards for the general industry.

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Hazards and Solutions

Provides links and references to information that aid in recognizing and controlling some of the hazards associated with autobody repair and refinishing.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to autobody repair and refinishing.

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