Paint Safety First in Albuquerque
Painting may not be on the list of the most dangerous jobs in America, but that doesn’t mean there are no safety risks. If you are considering painting your house or business, be aware of the potential hazards and risks. The safest idea is to hire an Albuquerque painting contractor like Mike’s Quality Painting who adheres to all industry guidelines to prevent injuries or damage to your property, your family, or our workers.
Some of the risks involved in painting are pretty obvious because they come with written warnings:
- Dangerous fumes from paints, stains, thinners, paintbrush cleaners, etc.
- Flammable substances
- Slips or falls from broken ladders or scaffolding bearing weights over the posted limits
But many risks involved in painting aren’t quite so obvious:
- Slips or falls on dirty ladders
- Trips over carelessly placed canvas or plastic floor covering
- Bruises or scrapes from poorly controlled pressure washers or sand blasters
Perhaps the most dangerous of all is the silent risk of lead in houses built before 1978.
Safety First Benefits Everyone
To reduce the risk to you and your property and our workers, Mike’s Quality Painting follows all industry guidelines, including:
- EPA Lead Safe work practices*
- OSHA guidelines for ladder safety
- Manufacturer’s instructions for safe use of equipment
- Manufacturer’s instructions for safe application of materials including paints, stains, thinners, etc.
- City of Albuquerque statutes for household hazardous waste and paint disposal
*Mike’s Quality Painting is EPA-certified under the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
For your painting project—residential or commercial, interior or exterior—reduce personal risk to yourself and your property by hiring a reputable painting contractor. We’ll reduce risk to you and ourselves by adhering to professional guidelines for ladder safety, painting practices, and paint disposal. Contact us to request a quote today!