Thermal Metal Spraying
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Hazard Alert: Fatal Hazard – Thermal Metal Spraying
Protect yourself and your workers from hazards caused by thermal metal spraying. In 2003, a worker died in Oregon shortly after spending two days applying chromium- and nickel-based thermal sprays at a worksite in Washington State.
Source: WA Department L&I
Thermal Spray Safety and OSHA Compliance: Protecting operators from ultraviolet light, fumes, dust, compressed air, gases
OSHA has regulations for both facets of thermal spray environment, and shops should be aware of some practical safety tips for how to comply with those regulations.