08/12/2008

Guidelines for the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Thermal Spraying

The US American ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS) developed a new, free safety
document, Guidelines for the Use of Personal Protective Equipment in Thermal
Spraying, to help protect workers in thermal spray operations.

It is the belief of the Thermal Spray Society Safety Committee that every
person is entitled to work in a safe and healthful environment, said committee
chairman Gregory Wuest of Sulzer Metco (US) Inc. People are the most important
assets in the thermal spray community, and their health and safety are the
communitys greatest responsibility.



The document provides guidelines for establishing PPE programs for thermal
spraying, assessing hazards associated with thermal spray operations and
training workers about PPE, as well as guidelines for selecting, using and
maintaining PPE, focussing on:


  • eye and face protection

  • head protection

  • foot protection

  • hand protection

  • respiratory protection

  • hearing protection

  • training

  • recordkeeping

The information is consistent with US American OSHAs Personal Protective
Equipment Standard.

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