Course Description

Hazardous Airborne Pollutant Reduction

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Refinish Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

  • Explain requirements of the EPA regulations and evaluate how they apply to specific businesses
  • Identify hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and how they can affect public health and the environment
  • Understand how to use personal protection equipment
  • Identify ways to reduce the amount of methylene chloride (MeCl) paint stripper
  • Identify equipment that reduces the amount of HAP
  • Identify spray application techniques and gun adjustments that reduce the amount of HAP released into the environment
  • Understand spray gun cleaning requirements
  • Understand spraybooth requirements and filter maintenance schedules material

What is the EPA Final Rule? It is a piece of environmental legislation that affects every collision repair facility. This legislation was designed to provide guidelines for working with products that create hazardous air pollutants and requires any person who applies coatings with a spray gun to receive training on hazardous air pollutant reduction. This program explains the Final Rule, the training requirements, which this program helps achieve, and lists products that fall under the Final Rule. In addition, this program provides tips and techniques for reducing the amount of hazardous products used, as well as provides recommendations for proper product application equipment and application environments. Following the information provided in this program not only benefits overall air quality in the United Sates, but increases worker safety, reduces material costs, and helps ensure compliance with EPA regulations.