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Delaware Healthy Workplaces

Healthy Workplaces - Employees - Auto Body and Paint Shops

Work Hazards for Mechanics:

  • Physical hazards of working around vehicles
  • Solvents, fuels and other chemicals associated with vehicles
  • Dusts, vapors and vehicle emissions in enclosed spaces
  • Asbestos
  • Metal fumes from cutting and welding

Lowering Your Risk

  • Educate Yourself

    • Review the MSDS Sheets for the chemicals and products you work with.
    • Know the proper procedures for the equipment and materials you use and follow them!
  • Protect Yourself

    • Wear the proper personal protective equipment for each activity.
    • Handle materials properly to avoid physical injury and chemical exposure.
    • Use care when working with vehicles on lifts or jacks.
    • Dispose of waste products properly.
    • Keep work area organized to limit physical hazards.
    • Make sure ventilation equipment is working properly.

Healthy Workplaces- Employees - Auto Mechanics

Preventing Pollution
and Protecting
Worker Health
in Auto Repair




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