PAINTING AND THE LAW

Materials, equipment, and procedures for architectural and maintenance painting in industrial plants are regulated by local, state, and Federal statutes, and plant personnel are faced with the almost impossible task of keeping up to date on all of them. Even when painting operations are being handled by an outside painting contractor, the plant engineer's company may still be held responsible for the contractor's work practices. Control over plant maintenance painting operations comes from three directions: industrial safety and health, general air pollution control, and consumer-oriented legislation. There are a number of established safety regulations for maintenance painting -- primarily those of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) -- covering activities common to many industrial operations. For example, regulations control construction and use of ladders and scaffolding use of abrasive-blasting equipment, and use and storage of flammable materials.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical Publishing Corporation

    1301 South Grove Avenue
    Barrington, IL  USA  60010
  • Authors:
    • Baldwin, B
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 148-154
  • Serial:
    • Plant Engineering
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 19
    • Publisher: Technical Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM