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  1. EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Auto Refinish Project National SBO/SBAP Conference Technology Track - April 3, 2001 Austin, TX

  2. Goal of DfE Auto Refinish Project • to motivate auto refinish shops to adopt best practices and technologies that reduce risk and pollution

  3. Profile of Auto Refinish Industry • 60,000 shops, 150,000 auto refinishers in the U.S. • Shops use & release harmful chemicals (diisocyanates, solvents, paint additives) • Diisocyanates are a leading cause of occupational asthma • Air emissions may pose a risk to nearby residents

  4. Auto Refinish Industry in Philadelphia • 400 shops • Painters do not use adequate personal protective equipment • DfE project complements other pollution prevention & risk reduction activities focused on auto refinish sector

  5. DfE Approach • Identify significant risk & pollution issues • Build active partnerships • Conduct shop visits to identify best practices that reduce risk & pollution • Compare costs, benefits, barriers • Identify factors that motivate change • Measure improvements in shop practices • Develop effective outreach strategy

  6. Factors that Motivate Change • Cost savings • Similar or better performance • Easier to meet regulatory requirements • Reduced pollutant emissions • Better worker protection • Cleaner, safer work environment

  7. Best Practices Benefits • Reduced health risks for painter and shop employees, community, and environment • Reduced VOCs, hazardous waste, and air pollutants • Reduced paint, solvent, and waste disposal costs • Reduced shop emissions may help address complaints about potential hazards to residents near shops

  8. DfE Best Practices Kit • DfE Project Information & Resources • Best Practices Checklist for painting and related activities • Best Practices Checklist for health & safety management in shop • Paint company health & safety video and brochures

  9. How to Reach Other Shops Expositions, Workshops Trade Associations and Trade Press Paint/Equipment Suppliers, Jobbers Vocational Schools, Training Centers, STAR Program (IWRC) Environmental Assistance Providers Virtual Auto Body Shop, DfE web site and other Internet Resources

  10. Internet Resources • Virtual Auto Body Shop links to primary health, safety, technical, and environmental information resources www.ccar-greenlink.org/cshops • DfE Auto Refinish Project www.epa.gov/dfe/autobody/autobody.html

  11. Virtual Auto Body Shopwww.ccar-greenlink.org/cshops • Co-developed with nationally recognized Coordinating Center For Automotive Repair (CCAR®) • Located on CCAR® web site with high visibility to automotive industry • Links to primary sources of health, safety & environmental information

  12. On-Line Tour of Virtual Shop • Auto Body Shop Bay Area • Paint Mixing Room • Spray Booth

  13. Auto Body Shop Bay • Health & Safety Management • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) • Pollution Prevention • Air, Water Regulations • NIOSH Alert • OSHA Auto Body Repair & Refinishing Resources

  14. Paint Mixing Room • Best Practices during Paint Mixing • Health & Safety Information • Respirators, Gloves, Clothing • Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets • Coatings/Solvents Resources • Ventilation • Pollution Prevention

  15. Paint Spray Booth • Best Practices during Spray Painting • Innovative Technology • Spray Booths and Ventilation • Respirators, Gloves, Protective Clothing • Painter Training Programs • NIOSH/OSHA Resources

  16. Current Activities • 40 site visits to shops in Pennsylvania with SBDC • Identifying new links for virtual shop • Networking to encourage adoption of best practices approach • Coordinating with OSHA/NIOSH on appropriate respirator options for painters