Operational hazards

Protect your workers from hazards related to abrasive blasting, laboratories, nanotechnology, spray finishing, and more.

Oregon OSHA

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


Abrasive blasting

Abrasive blasting 
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)
This fact sheet provides ways to protect workers from abrasive blasting hazards.

Struck by objects

UFOs: unsafe falling/flying objects [Spanish]
This handout discusses falling and flying object hazards and includes a list of industries where they are commonly found. It includes best practices for preventing this hazard, which can lead to painful injuries.


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

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

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

Spray finishing

Spray finishing guide 
A comprehensive guide to spray finishing guidelines and regulations.

Control of paint overspray in auto body repair shops (NIOSH)
A publication sharing effective control of worker exposure to paint spray.

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