When it comes to spraying in confined spaces or areas with limited ventilation, there are certain techniques and safety measures that must be taken into account. A confined space is defined as an area with limited or restricted means of entry or exit, and it can be particularly hazardous when it comes to spraying paints, glues, paint strippers, and other products that contain solvents. In order to protect employees who are spraying exterior paint with such products, they must be equipped with appropriate respirators of the filter cartridge type in accordance with the requirements of subpart I of this part and with appropriate protective clothing. This is essential for ensuring that the air quality is safe and that the workers are not exposed to high levels of solvents.
In addition to the use of protective equipment, additional training may be necessary for employees who are spraying in confined spaces. This training should cover topics such as proper ventilation techniques, safety protocols, and the use of protective equipment. It is also important to ensure that all employees understand the risks associated with spraying in confined spaces and how to minimize them. Finally, it is important to note that when spraying in confined spaces or areas with limited ventilation, it is essential to use paints mixed with non-toxic vehicles or solvents.
This will help to reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous levels of solvents in the air.