In this lesson, you will learn basic safety procedures associated with paint materials and equipment and
learn to explain the safety measures that prevent accidents.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will learn to describe safety procedures and guidelines to be followed when
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You must complete the lesson and the practice exercise.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the TM 5-800 series, TM 5-
618, EMs 385-1-1 and 1110-2-3400, TB MED 502, AFI 48-101, AFP 127-1 Vols 1
and 3, OPNAVINST 5100.23D, AFJI 48-107, TO 00-25-232, MIL-STD 1212, and
Everyone has the responsibility of being safety conscious on each and every type of job that they
encounter. You, as the painting foreman, must ensure that each individual exposed to painting projects
is made aware of the dangers involved in this field. Painting is not an assigned specific military
occupation specialty (MOS), but it is normally a duty assumed by various personnel with a wide
background of experience in construction. You must be familiar with the safety shortcomings that you
and your personnel may encounter on any job.
PART A: GENERAL HAZARDS
1-1. Hazards. Every painting assignment exposes your maintenance personnel to conditions and
situations that represent actual or potential danger to themselves and to others in the area. A potential
hazard is always present through the frequent use of toxic and flammable materials, pressurized
equipment, ladders, scaffolds, and rigging. Hazards may also be inherent in the very nature of the
environment or caused through the ignorance or carelessness of operators. It is extremely important that
you are aware of all