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Solvent Wipe Down Best Practices Checklist

PERFORM SOLVENT WIPE DOWN IN A BOOTH OR PREP STATION1
  • Removes solvent vapors from the work area

  • Minimizes worker exposures to hazardous solvent vapors

Ventilation provided for wipe down:

checkbox for Booth or prep station   checkbox for None

checkbox for Other:________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Perform wipe down in a ventilated booth or prep station



      Perform wipe down near other source of ventilation when booth or prep station is unavailable
      Ensure ventilation systems are operating properly

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

 

USE PROPER RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN PERFORMING WIPE DOWN OUTSIDE OF THE BOOTH OR PREP STATION2
  • Reduces worker exposures to hazardous solvent vapors

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 Organic vapor

checkbox for Other:________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
     

Consistently use half-mask APR with organic vapor filter or better when performing wipe down outside of the booth or prep station
(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).

 

WEAR CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE GLOVES1
  • Reduces employee skin exposure to hazardous solvents

Type of gloves worn:

checkbox for Nitrile   checkbox for Butyl rubber   checkbox for PVA   checkbox for Latex*   checkbox for None

checkbox for Other:________________________________________

How often are gloves changed?

checkbox for After each task   checkbox for Several times per day, but not after each task

checkbox for Once or twice per day   checkbox for Other:___________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Consistently wear appropriate gloves when working with paints and solvents
(check with glove manufacturer for suggested glove types - see a list of protective glove manufacturers and suppliers in the Health and Safety section of your kit)

 

 



      Use gloves that are in good condition and free of tears or punctures

*Latex gloves do not provide protection against most solvents used in auto refinishing shops.

1Required element of OSHA's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910.132).

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