28.19. Interior Spray Finishing Checklist

28.19.1. Do functional managers ensure spray painting operations are closely supervised and
equipment is in serviceable condition? Reference 28.2.1

28.19.2. Are painters‘ ladders, scaffolds, lifelines and other equipment inspected prior to use to be
certain they are in safe condition? Reference 28.2.2

28.19.3. Is paint or dope mixing done in designated, adequately ventilated rooms constructed of fireresistant
materials? Reference 28.2.3

28.19.4. Are all sources of ignition prohibited in mixing areas? Reference 28.2.3

28.19.5. Do mixing rooms have spill control and cleanup measures? Reference 28.2.3

28.19.6. Are soiled wiping rags kept in self-closing metal waste containers? Reference 28.2.4

28.19.7. Is paint stored in work shops kept in tightly covered metal containers? Reference 28.2.4

28.19.8. Do personnel engaged in painting and paint removal wear protective clothing, respiratory
devices (if required) and appropriate face, eye and hand protection? Reference 28.2.5

28.19.9. Do personnel engaged in preparing surfaces for painting by abrasive techniques, wear eye
protection? Reference 28.2.6

28.19.10. Are goggles and rubber gloves worn while acids, lye or noxious cleaning materials are
used? Reference 28.2.6

28.19.11. Are all respirators used during painting operations approved by BE? Reference 28.2.7

28.19.12. Has the use of radioactive paint been approved by the installation RSO prior to its use?
Reference 28.3.1

28.19.13. Are liquid, solid and gaseous waste products from painting and paint removal operations
disposed of IAW AFIs 32-7040, 32-7041 and 32-7042? Reference 28.3.4

28.19.14. Do solvent materials used for residual clean up have a flashpoint of 140° F or above?
Reference 28.4.4

28.19.15. Is extreme caution employed to ensure there are no ignition sources in the area and
ventilation is adequate to remove flammable vapors when using Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)?
Reference 28.4.5

28.19.16. Is storage of paints and solvents IAW Chapter 22? Reference 28.4.6

28.19.17. Are contaminated materials, i.e., solvent or paint-soiled rags, paper towels and kraft paper,
removed and placed in approved self-closing metal containers? Reference 28.4.8

28.19.18. At the end of each day or shift, are the contents of these containers disposed of? Reference

28.19.19. Are portable fire extinguishers installed near all paint spraying areas? Reference 28.4.10

28.19.20. Is mechanical ventilation in operation while spraying operations are conducted and for a
sufficient time thereafter to ensure vapors are completely exhausted? Reference 28.5.1

28.19.21. Are ducts periodically inspected for accumulation of paint deposits and cleaned as needed?
Reference 28.5.3

28.19.22. Is air exhaust from spray operations directed so it will not contaminate makeup air being
introduced into the spraying area or other ventilation intakes? Reference 28.5.4

28.19.23. Are freshly sprayed articles dried only in spaces with adequate ventilation to prevent the
formation of explosive vapors? Reference 28.5.5

28.19.24. Are ventilation systems periodically evaluated as identified in BE‘s OEH risk assessment?
Reference 28.5.7

28.19.25. Are the quantity of paints, lacquers, thinners, solvents and other flammable and
combustible liquids kept near spraying operations limited to a one day‘s supply? Reference 28.6.1

28.19.26. Is bulk storage of these liquids in a separate building, detached from other buildings, or in
rooms specifically designed and constructed to meet flammable storage room requirements?
Reference 28.6.1

28.19.27. Is the withdrawal of liquids from containers and the filling of containers including portable
mixing tanks done only in a mixing room or in a spraying area when the ventilating system is in
operation? Reference 28.6.3

28.19.28. Are precautions taken to protect against liquid spillage? Reference 28.6.3

28.19.29. When flammable or combustible liquids are transferred from one container to another, are
both containers effectively bonded and grounded? Reference 28.6.4

28.19.30. Are piping systems used to transfer fluids properly bonded and grounded? Reference

28.19.31. Are portable electric lamps prohibited in spray areas during spraying operations?
Reference 28.7.3

28.19.32. Are all metal parts of spray booths, exhaust ducts, and piping systems conveying
flammable or combustible liquids or aerated combustible solids electrically grounded? Reference

28.19.33. Are filter pads and filter rolls inspected after each painting operation and replaced when
necessary? Reference

28.19.34. Are interlocks used with automatic-advanced roll filters to stop the spraying operation
should the roll advance mechanism fail? Reference

28.19.35. Are both filter pads and rolls changed when changing from one type coating material to
another if the two materials are susceptible to spontaneous combustion on contact with each other?

28.19.36. Are discarded filter pads and rolls removed from the area daily unless water-filled metal
containers are provided to hold them immersed until disposal? Reference

28.19.37. Is the appropriate size and type of portable fire extinguisher available within the spray
areas? Reference 28.9.4

28.19.38. Is the use or carrying of matches, lighters or other spark or flame-producing devices
prohibited in or adjacent to spray booths? Reference 28.9.6

28.19.39. Are pressure hoses and couplings regularly inspected for poor condition and replaced, as
needed? Reference 28.9.8

28.19.40. Are pressure relief valves set to open at pressures not more than 10 pounds above the
required working pressure? Reference 28.10.1

28.19.41. Are all air hoses checked prior to each shift to ensure they are properly connected to both
their pipe outlets and the equipment to be used? Reference 28.10.2

28.19.42. To prevent hose whipping, is the loose end secured prior to connecting hose to a
compressed air outlet? Reference 28.10.2

28.19.43. Are hose lines checked for evidence of wear and replaced as needed? Reference 28.10.3

28.19.44. Is the compressor and tank equipment securely mounted on a wheeled carriage for
portability? Reference

28.19.45. Are all paint pressure tanks and spray guns cleaned after each use and before being stored?

28.19.46. Is the exhaust air adequately vented from drying ovens? Reference 28.11.3

28.19.47. Are metal parts of drying ovens bonded and grounded? Reference 28.11.5

28.19.48. Is spray painting of an entire aircraft permitted only in hangars specifically designed for
this purpose? Reference 28.12.1

28.19.49. When spray painting aircraft, are the aircraft isolated and adequate fire prevention
measures taken? Reference 28.12.2

28.19.50. Are all aircraft properly grounded and all sources of ignition removed from the area prior
to spray painting an aircraft? Reference 28.12.2

28.19.51. Is smoking prohibited in the area where the aircraft will be spray painted? Reference

28.19.52. Are all aircraft electrical systems de-energized during cleaning, painting and paint removal
operations? Reference 28.12.2

28.19.53. Is proper ventilation provided when spray painting aircraft? Reference 28.12.3

28.19.54. Are all aircraft spray paint areas kept free from the accumulation of deposits of
combustible residues? Reference 28.12.4

28.19.55. Are all scraping tools used during spray paint of aircraft operations non-sparking?
Reference 28.12.4

28.19.56. Are containers emptied daily or after each shift? Reference 28.12.4

28.19.57. Are aircraft surfaces grounded to preclude the build-up of static electricity whenever
operations involving sanding, rubbing, painting or wiping surfaces are performed? Reference

28.19.58. Is smoking prohibited within 50 feet of painting operations? Reference 28.13.1

28.19.59. While painting, do personnel wear gloves or other BE-approved PPE needed to complete
the task? Reference 28.13.3

28.19.60. Is fire prevention equipment checked regularly, with particular attention given to
automatic sprinkler heads? Reference 28.14.2

28.19.61. Are sprinklers protecting spraying areas kept free from deposits by frequent or daily
cleaning? Reference 28.14.2

28.19.62. Is the entire electrostatic unit checked daily? Reference 28.14.3

28.19.63. Are insulators on electrodes and conductors kept dry and cleaned frequently to prevent
flashover? Reference 28.14.4

28.19.64. Are the power unit and ground nozzle turned off, to discharge any remaining charge within
the system before cleaning a nozzle or attempting to work on any gun? Reference 28.14.5

28.19.65. Are only non-copper beryllium spark-resistant tools used during cleaning operations?
Reference 28.14.5

28.19.66. Are all metal parts, including guard rails, shields, barriers, and enclosures in the vicinity of
a unit, grounded to prevent static build-up? Reference 28.14.6

28.19.67. Is the handle of the spray gun electrically connected to ground? Reference 28.14.7

28.19.68. Are only properly trained, qualified and physically-fit personnel permitted to work around
electrostatic apparatus? Reference 28.14.8

28.19.69. Are warning signs posted designating the spray process zone as dangerous ? Reference

28.19.70. Is a red ―ON‖ light installed in the interlocked power transformer circuit? Reference

28.19.71. Do workers make sure they do not disconnect the airless paint spray gun from the fluid
hose, or the hose from the pump, until the hose and other components have been depressurized?

28.19.72. Is the safety lock positioned to prevent operation, except when the gun is actually in use?

28.19.73. Are all hose connections and fittings tight and not leaking? Reference

28.19.74. Are all hoses checked for weak or worn spots? Reference

28.19.75. Are the object being sprayed and the spray gun grounded to prevent accumulation of static
electricity? Reference

28.19.76. Are periodic continuity checks performed to ensure the hose grounding is intact?

28.19.77. Does the operator wear eye protection and gloves to guard against accidental contact with
the spray? Reference

28.19.78. Is BE-approved respiratory protective equipment worn if exhaust ventilation is inadequate
or not available? Reference

28.19.79. Are cans of spray paint stored IAW Chapter 22? Reference 28.16.3

28.19.80. Do supervisors ensure office desks are not used to store spray paint? Reference 28.16.3

28.19.81. Are empty and malfunctioning cans of spray paint disposed of IAW AFPAM 32-7043?

28.19.82. Are wiping rags and other waste materials disposed of in self-closing metal containers
labeled to indicate the contents? Reference

28.19.83. Do supervisors ensure office waste cans are not used for the disposal of spray paint cans,
wiping rags or other hazardous waste materials? Reference

28.19.84. Is the powder coating area free of accumulations of powder coating dust? Reference
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28.19.85. Are all metal parts of the fluidized bed electrically bonded and grounded? Reference

28.19.86. Is equipment used for organic peroxide coating prevented from interchange with that used
for any other application? Reference 28.18.3

28.19.87. Are noncombustible absorbent materials used for clean-up purposes during organic
peroxide coating operations? Reference 28.18.3

28.19.88. Do supervisors ensure organic peroxide materials are not stored near any source of heat?
Reference 28.18.3

28.19.89. Is smoking prohibited and are ―NO SMOKING‖ signs posted in areas where organic
peroxides are stored, mixed or applied? Reference 28.18.3

28.19.90. Are non-sparking tools used in areas where organic peroxide coating materials are stored,
mixed or applied? Reference 28.18.3

28.19.91. Is the quantity of organic peroxides kept in the processing area the minimum required for
daily operations? Reference 28.18.6


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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.