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January 28 - February 3, 2013

What should be included in the risk assessment of a particular painting project?

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From James Lindsay of CMP on February 7, 2013:
     Before you can carry out a risk assessment, you need to know the hazards. The first stage would be a hazard assessment of the comprehensive list given above. Most relevant personnel are familiar with the stages of risk assessment, but a competence is required to evaluate the hazard, especially the hazards associated with paints and coatings. Now that nano paint technology is being introduced, knowledge about the health effects has not advanced enough to protect users and others from the hazards.

From M. Halliwell of Thurber Engineering Ltd. on February 1, 2013:
     Don't forget 16) Environment (spills and releases, mitigation measures & clean-up).

From Ravikant Borane of Jotun UAE Ltd on January 30, 2013:
     Below factors should considered in the risk assessment of a particular painting project: 1. Spray equipment in case of spray application, 2. Scaffolds, 3. Ladders, 4. Adverse weathe,r 5. Painters' training, 6. Roof work, 7. Tools and machinery, 8. Hazardous substances, 9. Noise, 10.Protecting the public, 11. Fire, 12. Ventilation, 13. Manual handling, 14. Hygiene, 15. Accidents and first aid

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