Operational hazards

All about hazards related to abrasive blasting, laboratories, nanotechnology, spray finishing (and more)—and how to protect your workers

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about operational hazards, including:


Abrasive blasting

Abrasive blasting [PDF]
Review the Oregon OSHA code and other safety information to help you create safe abrasive blasting operations.

Abrasive blasting (NIOSH)
This NIOSH web page includes several links to resources on the topic.

Protecting workers from the hazards of abrasive blasting materials (OSHA)
Find information on abrasive blasting material, health hazards, and methods to protect workers.

Hazardous lab chemicals

Laboratories (OSHA) 
An overview of laboratory safety, including links to fact sheets on multiple types of hazards


Isocyanates: Working safely (California Department of Public Health) [PDF]
Select products and encourage work practices that minimize exposure to these asthma-causing chemicals. 


Fact sheet | Working safety with nanomaterials (OSHA) [PDF]
Provides basic information on potential hazards associated with this rapidly-developing technology and highlights measures to control exposure.

Approaches to safe nanotechnology (NIOSH) [PDF]
A booklet on managing the health and safety concerns associated with engineered nanomaterials

Safe practices for working with engineered nanomaterials in research labs (NIOSH) [PDF]
Contains recommendations on engineering controls and safe practices for handling engineered nanomaterials in laboratories

Nanotechnology (OSHA) 
This website answers questions about nanotechnology safety and links to other resources.

Spray finishing

Spray finishing guide [PDF]
A comprehensive guide to spray finishing guidelines and regulations

Control of paint overspray in auto body repair shops (NIOSH)

Spray operations (OSHA) 
Includes links to OSHA standards, controls, and additional information