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Sanding Best Practices Checklist

USE A VACUUM SANDER OR WET SANDING METHODS1
  • Minimizes dusts in the shop and on cars

  • Reduces worker exposures to hazardous dusts

Existing sanding methods:

checkbox for Vacuum sander   checkbox for Dry sanding without a vacuum   checkbox for Wet sanding

Comments:_________________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Consistently use vacuum or wet sanding methods  
      Keep vacuum system well maintained
      When wet sanding, wear suitable gloves to protect hands from irritants in abrasive compounds (see a list of protective glove manufacturers and suppliers in the Health and Safety Management section of your kit)
      If vacuum or wet sanding methods not used, perform sanding in a prep station (see a list of prep station manufacturers and suppliers in the Solvent Wipe Down section of your kit)

1Required element of the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Air Management Regulation V.

 

USE APPROPRIATE RESPIRATOR WHEN DRY SANDING WITHOUT A VACUUM2
Reduces worker exposures to hazardous dusts

Type of respirator used:

checkbox for ½ Mask APR  checkbox for Full facepiece APR  checkbox for None

checkbox for Other:__________________________________________

Type of cartridge used:

checkbox for N95 particulate  checkbox for N100 particulate  checkbox for Dust Mask

checkbox for Other:__________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Consistently use half-mask APR with N95 particulate filter or better when dry sanding without a vacuum.
(See guidance on respiratory protection programs and a list of respirator manufacturers and suppliers in the Health and Safety Management Section of your kit.)
 

2Required element of OSHA where contaminant levels exceed the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).

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