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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Operations
Reasons for Change
Preventing Pollution
Glossary of Terms
Where To Go for Help
Acknowledgements
Complete List of Links

Keywords:
Assessment / Automobiles - Bodies / Best management practices / Cleaning / Coating processes / Compliance / Hazardous waste / Industry and trade / Occupational safety and health / Paint / Recycling (Waste, etc.) / Solvents / Technological innovations / Waste management


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

A Guide for Auto Body Shops: in English
Abstract: Hazardous wastes produced in auto body shops include spent solvents, thinners, still bottoms, waste paint and waste antifreeze. If improperly managed, these wastes may threaten worker safety, damage the environment, or put entire communities at risk. This booklet is geared to Washington State but is widely applicable.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/92br16
.html

Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
Abstract: This website highlights OSHA standards related to autobody repair and refinishing.
Source: Occupational Health and Safety Administration
URL: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/standards.html

Auto Body Restoration and Painting
Abstract: Documents waste minimization and monetary savings resulting from pollution prevention in a family-owned auto body repair shop employing 17 people and specializing in auto body restoration and painting.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/07/06582.htm

Auto Refinish Project Best Practices Kit
Abstract: A list of checklists and fact sheets on painting topics including: sanding, solvent wipe down, paint mixing, spray painting, spray gun cleaning, health and safety management and working with isocyanates
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/trainers/index.htm

Autobody Repair and Refinishing: Hazards and Solutions
Abstract: References for workers to aid in recognizing and controlling some of the hazards associated with autobody repair and refinishing.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
URL: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/

Best Practice for Automotive Refinishers When Spray Painting
Abstract: Suggestions for saving money on paint, reducing emissions, and keeping painters and technicians safe and healthy.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/auto/trainers/spraypaintcheck.ht
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Best Practice for the Paint Mixing Room
Abstract: Suggestions to cut shop waste and pollution, reduce health and safety hazards, and save money in paint mixing operations.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/bp_mixing/index.ht
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Factors that Motivate Owners of Auto Refinish Shops to Implement Changes [PDF]
Abstract: Profile of 10 shops who implemented P2 changes. Includes, drivers for change, obstacles and benefits.
Source: U.S. Environmnetal Protection Agency Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/factors/factors.pd
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Isocyanates Profile: Autorefinishing Industry
Abstract: Background information on the use of diisocyanates in the automotive refinishing industry is available in this draft report. Also contains EPA's Description of Isocyanate Chemical Category and Hazard Concerns which contains health and safety information and recommended engineering controls and protective equipment to reduce inhalation and dermal exposure.
Source: U. S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/profile/index.htm

Paints and Coatings Resource Center
Abstract: Provides regulatory compliance information to organic coating facilities, industry vendors and suppliers, and others. Tools include VOC & HAP calculators, a state and federal regulations locator and a members database.
Source: Paints and Coatings Resource Center
URL: http://www.paintcenter.org/

Safe Work Practices that Reduce Worker Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals [PDF]
Abstract: Outlines auto body shop tasks, safety risks and associated safe work practices and impacts on worker exposure.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/bestpractices/best
pr.pdf

Safety and Health Topics for Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
Abstract: Resources for recognition, control and compliance with safety and health issues for the auto body industry.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
URL: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/

 


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