Coatings 101: Inhalation Hazards During Abrasive Blast-Cleaning

From JPCL, November 2023

Abrasive blast-cleaning is dangerous, with the most notable hazard being the inhalation of hazardous dust. This article, updated from a previously published JPCL article, examines the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substrate and coatings used and treated in abrasive blast-cleaning, and offers a basic review of the types of respirators commonly employed on painting job sites to keep workers safe from exposure....

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