Safeguarding Your Personal Health & Safety

The health and safety of everyone who works in a collision center must be of utmost importance. Working with hazardous materials can present health problems if proper safety precautions are not taken seriously.

Read First!

Before handling PPG refinish products, users should read and understand the information on the label, the product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and product use instructions. The product label and SDS contain all the information necessary for the safe handling, storage and use of PPG products including the health and physical hazards specific to each product.

To properly protect yourself always remember to:

  • Properly plan and organize job
  • Use the correct respirator and protective equipment recommended for the job
  • Maintain good housekeeping; clean up spills and place products in storage after use

Hazards To Avoid


  • Dust from grinding
  • Aerosols from spraying
  • Vapors from spraying, mixing and stripping

Skin or Eye contact:

  • Thinner or reducer splashes
  • Phosphoric acid (metal treatment products)
  • Paint or catalyst splashes

Protective Equipment

The well-protected professional should wear the following:

At the Prep Station:

  • Quality paint cap
  • Safety goggles
  • Lint-free coveralls
  • Leather gloves
  • Steel-toed safety shoes
  • Approved dust respirator

In the Spray Booth:

  • Quality paint cap
  • Safety goggles
  • Lint-free coveralls
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Steel-toed safety shoes
  • Approved air-supplied mask or hood respirator for spraying 2-pack isocyanate primers and topcoats
  • Approved dual-cartridge respirator for spraying single-stage primers, topcoats and clear coats