PPG Emergency Response Center

Emergency medical information can be obtained 24 hours a day by calling:

USA (412) 434-4515
CANADA (514) 645-1320

U. S. Poison Control Hotline

For a POISON EMERGENCY call: 412-434-4515
Select Option 1 for medical assistance anywhere in the United States

This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PPG Refinish Technical Information

The Products section of this website provides information on the proper use of specific PPG products.

For more information, contact the PPG Automotive Refinish Customer Focus Center: 1-800-647-6050

National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH Information Inquiry Service
USA: 1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674)
Outside of USA: 513-533-8326

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)


1-800-321-OSHA (6742) Toll Free U.S.

Domestic Only
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20210

U.S. Department of Labor
OSHA Coordinator for International Affairs
Occupational Safety & Health Administration - Room N3641
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20210

OSHA Fact Sheet: Effective Workplace and Safety Management Systems
The critical elements of an effective SHMS are: management commitment and employee involvement; worksite analysis; hazard prevention and control; training for employees, supervisors and managers.

Download the OSHA Fact Sheet

On-Site Consultation
OSHA's On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs.
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U.S. EPA – Design For The Environment: Auto Refinish Project

A Self-Evaluation Checklist of Best Practices for Auto Refinish Shops and Schools

The Design for the Environment program has been working with the automotive refinishing industry since 1997 to increase awareness of the health and environmental concerns associated with refinishing activities and to identify and promote safer, cleaner, and more efficient practices and technologies.

Download the EPA's Self Evaluation Checklist