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RPE for Painting & Coating Industries

Including: Isocyanates – Your questions answered

In this guide we answer all your questions on appropriate Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) for use while painting and coating, including a specific FAQ section on Isocyanates, from what they are, to the dangers posed and what your responsibilities are in protecting your workforce.

Ebook Contents

  • Introduction
  • The first step: Risk Assessment
  • Preparation
  • Painting – Consider the wider picture
  • The risks of VOCs
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Fast Compliance!
  • Facial Hair
  • Spray painting and Industrial powder-based painting.
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Control and reduce the hazard
  • Protect from exposure
  • The importance of face fit
  • Clean up
  • Health Surveillance

Manual spray painting is one of the biggest causes of occupational asthma in the UK affecting those working with spray application of polyurethane paints, coatings, foams, glues and flooring compounds. The fine aerosol mists and vapours generated by spraying can be inhaled and VOCs including isocyanates can be easily absorbed by the lungs, while also affecting exposed skin and eyes.

Vehicle Paint Sprayers are in fact 80 times more likely..

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Experts in Respiratory Protection

Our RPE specialists work with clients in high hazard environments to design and implement effective, safe and hassle-free RPE programmes, supporting with a range of customer needs:

  • Specialist technical expertise
  • RPE product supply and lifecycle management
  • Risk control and decontamination advice
  • Educational programmes and best practice
  • Consistency of compliance
  • Face fit testing and servicing

About Anchor Safety

Established in 1988 in Ipswich Suffolk, Anchor Safety is a leading PPE supplier, known for supplying a comprehensive range of innovative, high-quality products, backed by unrivalled customer care. All with prompt, personal service from friendly, knowledgeable team and efficient delivery.

At Anchor Safety we pride ourselves on our total integrity in our dealings with customers, suppliers and staff. We are committed to reducing your workplace exposures, to embedding a strong safety culture and to creating a safer working environment.

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We are able to cover all your respiratory protection needs for fast compliance, from standard FFP3 disposable face masks, to complete, ready to use PAPR kits. With a wide range of brands including Drager, BLS and 3M we can offer fully independent advice and a tailored solution for all businesses.

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