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Painter Safety Training

Painting is one of the most important aspects to the aesthetic beauty of a property. A fresh coat of paint can completely transform an old, run-down house into a beautiful and inviting home. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Painters.

OSHA Required Training

Lead OSHA Regulation: 1910.1025(l)

When OSHA Requires Lead Training:

Any employee that may be subject to lead at or above the 'action level'. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Lead Training Resources (free):

  • Lead Poisoning Powerpoint

  • Lead Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Lead Training Videos (paid):

  • Lead Exposure in General Industry by Atlantic Training

  • Lead Exposure in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Lead Safety Awareness: Uncovering the Dangers by Summit Training

Asbestos OSHA Regulation: 1910.1001(j)(7)

When OSHA Requires Asbestos Training:

Employees that are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the PEL limit shall be trained. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Asbestos Training Resources (free):

  • Asbestos Awareness Powerpoint

  • Asbestos Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Asbestos Training Videos (paid):

  • Asbestos Training by Atlantic Training

  • Asbestos Awareness Are You At Risk by Coastal Training

  • Asbestos Awareness by Convergence

Scaffolding OSHA Regulation: 1926.454

When OSHA Requires Scaffolding Training:

Required for employees that are required to work while on a scaffold. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change or when the employee is observed being unsafe.

Downloadable Scaffolding Resources (free):

  • Scaffolding Powerpoint

  • Scaffolding Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Scaffolding Training Videos (paid):

  • Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Supported Scaffolding Safety by Atlantic Training

Fall Protection OSHA Regulation: 1926.503(a)

When OSHA Requires Fall Protection Training:

Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change in the workplace or the employer has reason to believe that a trained employee does not have the understanding and skill necessary to perform the job safely.

Downloadable Fall Protection Training Resources (free):

  • Fall Protection Powerpoint

  • Fall Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fall Protection Training Videos (paid):

  • Fall Protection by Atlantic Training

  • Fall Protection: Prevent Falling with PPE by Atlantic Training

  • Fall Protection The Right Connection by Coastal Training

Ladder / Stairway OSHA Regulation: 1926.1060

When OSHA Requires Ladder / Stairway Training:

Employees that are required to use ladders or stairways should be trained on the hazards associated with their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Provide retraining so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired from the training.

Downloadable Ladder / Stairway Training Resources (free):

  • Ladder Safety Powerpoint

  • Ladder Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ladder Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • ladder safety

    Ladder Safety by Atlantic Training

  • ladder safety

    Ladder Safety in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Stairways & Ladders by Coastal Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training

Heat Stress

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Heat Stress Training Resources (free):

  • Heat Illness Prevention Powerpoint

  • Heat Stress Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Heat Stress Training Videos (paid):

  • Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • Heat Stress in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Eye Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Eye Safety Powerpoint

  • Eye Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Eye Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Eye Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety: No Second Chances by Summit Training Source

Indoor Air Quality

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Indoor Air Quality Training Resources (free):

  • Indoor Air Quality Powerpoint

  • Indoor Air Quality Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Indoor Air Quality Training Videos (paid):

  • Indoor Air Quality by Atlantic Training

  • Mold Awareness by Coastal Training

  • Air Emissions HAP Prevention by Summit Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

2.816% Annual Injury Rate

Painter Safety Tips

Quick Tip

Poor ventilation when working with certain types of solvents or paints can lead to severe respiratory problems. Protect your lungs not only with the proper breathing mask, but also by making sure any indoor spaces are well ventilated with open doors and windows.

Painting is one of the most important aspects to the aesthetic beauty of a property. A fresh coat of paint can completely transform an old, run-down house into a beautiful and inviting home. Painters have a job that many people consider relaxing and rewarding for this very reason, but the constant exposure to chemicals and the need to be at elevated heights for long periods throughout the day mean that painters need to pay particular attention to safety precautions. By following these simple rules, painters will keep safety at the front of their minds, and can confidently and safely take on any new job.

Avoiding falls

  • Ladder safety. Always use the right ladder for the right job. Never stand on the top of a ladder or attempt to use one that is too small to save time.
  • Any scaffolding should be erected under close supervision and never constructed with unstable objects as a base such as barrels, boxes, or concrete blocks. Having secure, stable scaffolding reduces the risk of falling from extreme heights while working.
  • Never exceed the maximum weight a scaffold can support. Pay particular attention to the weight of paint cans.
  • Be extremely cautious bringing paint cans and brushes up to higher levels of scaffolding.
  • Make sure that stairs are not slippery or obstructed by objects and debris. Just because you aren’t on a roof or high up on scaffolding, doesn’t mean that a fall on stairs or ground level can’t lead to serious injury.

Wear the appropriate gear and clothing

  • Hard hats should be worn when there is the potential for falling debris. If a hard hat sustains any damage, make sure and promptly replace it.
  • Protect your eyes and face from blowing dust, or paint fumes with goggles and special breathing masks.
  • Wear only footwear that is slip and puncture resistant, never open toed shoes.
  • Use gloves when handling potentially hazardous chemicals like solvents or paint thinners.

Communicate with your co-workers and clients!

  • Ask for help if something is too heavy, or beyond your capability.
  • If you have any special conditions or allergies that might pose a threat to your health, make sure the people working with you are aware of exactly what to do to help you.

Be aware of your surroundings

  • Take note when you are working at someone’s home of any animals or small children running around that might cause a potential hazard.
  • Never startle an animal, even a friendly pet. Always approach them with caution.
  • When working in an office building, make note of the building’s evacuation procedures and safety exits.
  • Make sure your supplies and gears don’t clutter walkways or block emergency exits.

Always drive with caution between jobs.

  • Obey all traffic laws and warning signs.
  • Make sure your vehicle has been inspected and has received any necessary maintenance.
  • Never speed to your final destination.

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