lead-based paint safety Articles

  • Legal Lookout: EPA Proposes Lead-Based Paint Removal Requirements

    Untitled Document On Jan 10, 2006, EPA proposed extensive requirements to minimize the introduction of lead hazards resulting from the disturbance of lead-based paint during ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Occupational exposures to lead-based paint in structural steel demolition and residential renovation work

    Occupational exposures to lead are characterised for a number of different lead-based paint abatement techniques in two work settings: residential renovation and structural steel demolition. Exposure levels reported during heavy structural steel demolition work involving acetylene torch cutting, welding, and abrasive blasting can be more than 100 times greater than the permissible exposure limit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Spray Painting: GT Motors

     Background GT Motors (GTM) is a small panel beating and spray painting workshop established in 1964, with a current of workforce of four. GTM currently repairs and refinishes approximately 30 cars a month from a largely private and growing customer base. Like many environmentally responsible operators, the firm reuses and recycles as much of the wastes generated in their ...


  • S. Dyrup & Co. A leading paint manufacturer

    One of Europe’s leading paint manufacturers inaugurates new facility: S. Dyrup & Co. select magnetically coupled ROTAN pumps. The summer of 1998 – S. Dyrup & Co., one of Europe’s leading producers of paint and lacquers, installs an advanced plant for manufacturing solvent based paint and wood preservative. ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Paints Regulation in the US and GCC

    Keeping track of paints and coatings regulations in the US and the Middle East can prove to be a complex task The global paints and coatings industry generates upwards of $100bn in annual revenue by some estimates. In terms of production, the US is the global leader, with five of the world’s top ten manufacturers based there, according to coatingsworld.com: PPG Industries, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Case study - Paint spray

    Problem A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited space. ...

  • Painting business green

    In the past ten years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage both in public perception and in business. Oliver Cann explores the growing call for change. Business, government and the environment - to say nothing of the media - have to coexist, but it is not always easy. Governments for their part signed up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ...


  • Use of Water Based Paint To Reduce Solvent Emissions: Brisbane Motor Bodies

     Background For the last twelve months Richard Powell has been using water based 'base coat' paints in his smash repair business at Woolloongabba. These paints use water, instead of solvent, as the carrier for the basic paint constituents, and do not release any harmful vapours to the atmosphere. Richard has been in the smash repair business for more than twenty five years and ...


  • Case study - Paint booth over spray

    OVERVIEW A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited ...

  • Painting an ever-greener picture in car production

    The announcement earlier this year that BMW Group is investing a further £100 million to increase production at its Oxford plant is good news for those buyers who have been waiting around three months to get their hands on the steering wheel of the legendary new MINI. In the paint shop, this poses a special challenge – how do you reconcile the demands of more throughput, less maintenance downtime ...

  • Lead safety for renovation - New EPA training requirements

    The Lead Based-Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RR&P) rule became effective June 23, 2008 and will be fully implemented on July 22, 2010. This rule is a federal regulatory program that applies to all renovations performed for compensation in target housing and child occupied facilities constructed before 1978. The RR&P rule includes pre-renovation requirements, as well as training, ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Replacement of Methylene Chloride Based Paint Stripping Process with Pyrolysis Process: Intrepid Industries

     Intrepid Industries Pty Ltd replaced a methylene chloride based paint stripping process with a pyrolysis process. Significant benefits were realised in the environmental and occupational health and safety areas. Background Intrepid Industries Pty Ltd is principally a powder coating operation, specialising in coating outdoor furniture and lattice work made from die cast ...


  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Asian Paints strengthens operational risk management and saves time/money with streamlined incident reporting

    Asian Paints is India's largest paint producer and one of the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world. It reports annual earnings of more than 1.5 billion US dollars (INR 66.80 billion). The company’s success is built on a commitment to operational excellence that includes unwavering dedication to protecting its employees and the environment. In 2007, Asian Paints set out to find ...


    By IHS

  • The consumer product safety commission and nanotechnology

    During the fall of 2007, many Americans faced a hazard in their products that had been banned for 30 years—lead. As millions of children’s toys were recalled, it became clear that government oversight had failed, and that the agency primarily responsible for the oversight of these toys— the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—was stretched too thin from years of neglect, underfunding and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What `The Three Stooges` Teach Us About Safety

    If you grew up watching the Three Stooges, chances are you're familiar with their physical humor – over exaggerated and slapstick comedy. In almost every episode, Moe, Larry, and Curly (Stooges) played the roles of blue-collar laborers. From construction and plumbing to painting and welding, the Stooges did it all. Of course things never went as planned for the ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Safety at work: Safealign & Bapp Technology - Case Study

    Leadership development at Montataire, France As a global leader in domestic paints, AkzoNobel manufactures and distributes a complete range of internal and external decorating products in France for both professionals and non-professionals alike. The company also manufactures and distributes building products, including paints used to treat wood, primary materials such as additives, ...

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

  • CPSC lead in products testing

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

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