Worker safety for spray booth applications is defined in Federal Codes (see 1910 CFR 29 section 94 for Ventilation and section 107 for spray applications). These codes apply to all employers and simply state that an employer must provide a safe work environment that removes harmful and combustible fumes in a safe manner. Words like ‘substantial’, ‘steel’ and ‘rigid’ are used to describe the spray booth construction. Performance requirements relating to air flow minimums, interlocking devices and filtering are defined in the code. The code also includes details about lighting, grounding, anchoring and egress.
All of this means that OSHA has defined a minimum set of requirements that apply to all employers with workers spraying combustible materials like paint and electrostatic powder.
Tools USA spray booths are designed to meet or exceed all of these requirements and provide a safe environment for painters and other workers in the building. Investing in a well-designed, high-quality spray booth is the best means of providing a significant boost to the safety in any shop. Spraying outside or in an open shop does not exhaust harmful fumes, provide safe lighting or fire suppression, or separate the spraying operation from dangerous processes like welding and grinding.
For more safety tips, please contact our Spray Booth specialist at Tools USA, firstname.lastname@example.org.