Pollution Prevention in the Autobody Shop

3/13/02


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Pollution Prevention in the Autobody Shop

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Produced by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management:

Pollution Prevention...

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Why should I be concerned about preventing pollution?

Why else should I be concerned about preventing pollution?

Take a closer look at your shop...

…before an inspector does!

Examples of Pollution Prevention in the Autobody Shop

Preventing Pollution through Product Changes (also known as “Material Substitution”)

Product Changes Low VOC Coatings

What’s a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)?

“But I thought ozone was good; as in the ozone layer.”

What are the effects of ground-level ozone?

Product Changes Replacing Solvent-Based Cleaners

Product Changes Hand Cleaners

Product Changes Reducing Toxic Metal Exposure

Welding machine

Product Changes Replacing Methylene Chloride

Product Changes Replacing Methylene Chloride

Product Changes Replacing Methylene Chloride

Product Changes Spray Booth Cleaning

Product Changes Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

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Preventing Pollution through Good Operating (Housekeeping) Practices

Good Operating Practices Keep a Lid on It!

Good Operating Practices New Product Inventory

Good Operating Practices New Product Inventory (cont.)

Good Operating Practices Recycling in the Autobody Shop

Solvent Recycling System

Good Operating Practices Recycling in the Autobody Shop

Cardboard/Paper Compactor

Good Operating Practices Recycling in the Autobody Shop Shop Rags

Good Operating Practices Recycling in the Autobody Shop Shop Rags

Good Operating Practices Spray Booth Filters

Spray booth with exhaust filters

Spray booth intake ceiling filters

Good Operating Practices Leave Dirty Work Clothes at Work

Leave the footprints ...

… and the workshoes at work.

Good Operating Practices Leave Dirty Work Clothes at Work

Good Operating Practices Eating and Smoking Habits

Would you eat a sandwich with hands like these...

… or these?

What’s Wrong Here?

Smoking in the work area could lead to using one of these.

Good Operating Practices Personal Protection (Safety Equipment)

Painter suiting up

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Keep all product information in an easily accessible area.

Good Operating Practices Electrical Conservation

Skylight

Pollution Prevention Practices through Equipment (Technological) Upgrades and Modernization

Out with the old ...

… In with the new… ventilated sander

Equipment Upgrades and Modernization High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Spray Guns

HVLP Spray Gun

Equipment Upgrades and Modernization Low Volume Low Pressure (LVLP) Spray Guns

Equipment Upgrades and Modernization Enclosed Spray Gun Cleaners

Enclosed Spray Gun Cleaner

Equipment Upgrades and Modernization Enclosed Spray Gun Cleaners and Ventilation Systems

Equipment Upgrades and Modernization Ventilated Sanders (Dustless Vacuum)

Dustless Vac

Vacuum holes for sander

Davies Career & Technical High School and URI provide dustless vacuum training

Proper use of dual-action vacuum sander

No dust, no fuss.

Shop that uses dustless vacuum system

Shop that does not use dustless vacuum system

Equipment Upgrades and Modernization Computerized Scale for Paint Mixing

Explosion-proof computerized scale

Paint mixing area with ventilation system

By practicing pollution prevention in the autobody shop, through...

Of course, the best form of Pollution Prevention is Accident Prevention!

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Pollution Prevention (P2) Program

For more information on how your autobody shop can benefit from practicing pollution prevention, please contact DEM’s Office of Technical & Customer Assistance (OTCA) at (401) 222-6822, or visit our website at www.dem.ri.gov.

Author: Joe Antonio

Email: jantonio@dem.state.ri.us

Home Page: http://www.dem.ri.gov