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Delaware Healthy Workplaces

Healthy Workplaces - Employers - Auto Repair

Employees in auto repair and body shops are at risk for exposure to many chemicals and situations that can cause health problems, including cancer. Hazards can include:

  • Exposure to exhaust, fuels and chemicals associated with auto repair and maintenance
  • Exposure to vehicle exhaust
  • Working with paints, finishes and solvents
  • Working with and around heavy equipment and machinery
  • Physical hazards of working around vehicles


  • Provide training that helps employees avoid accidents and injuries.
  • Ensure that MSDS sheets for products used in your business are accessible and reviewed by employees.


  • Maintain tools and equipment and inspect before each use.
  • Encourage workers to be aware and report unsafe conditions and actions.


  • Provide personal protective equipment and training on its use.
  • Ensure that ventilation equipment is used to remove exhaust, chemical vapors and dust from the workspace.
  • Using environmentally friendly products can reduce your businesses impact on the environment and your employee's health.

Learn more about hazards your employees may face. Select a link below:

Department of Labor
OSHA Consultation


Managing Worker
Health and Safety:
An Auto Refinish
Shop Success Story


Preventing Pollution
and Protecting
Worker Health
in Auto Repair


OSHA Safety and
Health Topic
Auto Body Repair
and Refinishing


Injury, Illness &
Pollution Prevention
in Auto Repair

Hyperlink to Healthy Workplaces - Employees- Auto Body and Paint Shops

Auto Body and Paint Shops.
Hyperlink to Healthy Workplaces - Employees - Auto Mechanics
Auto Mechanics.  

If you don't see your job on these pages, or have additional questions,
contact the Delaware Helpline at 1-800-464-HELP or
complete this online form. [ Text of Online Form ]

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