27. Painting
27.1. General provisions
27.1 .1. Paints, pigments, solvents, thinners, fillers, lacquers
and similar materials containing substances that are explosive,
flammable, toxic or otherwise dangerous should comply with the
relevant provisions of Chapter 21 and this chapter.
27.1.2. As far as practicable, use should not be made of paints:
containing lead, chrome, arsenic or other dangerous pigments
or dyestulTs; or
containing dangerous solvents such as benzene, dichioretbane,
methanol (methylated spirit), carbon tetrachioride, and
27.1.3. No solvent, preservative, metal coating or other
chemical material should be used unless any fire, toxic or other
dangers that may occur in its handling or use are known to all
concerned in. the operations.
27.1.4. When not in use, containers or packages containing
paints, varnishes, lacquers and other volatile painting materials
be kept tightly closed; and
kept away from sparks, flames, sources of heat and the sun's
27.1.5. Painting materials should not be heated except in a
water jacket at a moderate temperature or in a special device
approved by the competent authority.
27.1.6. No open flame or electrical appliances with open
heating elements should be used to dry paint or similar coating
material containing a highly flammable or explosive solvent.
27.1.7. Dirty wiping rags, paint scrapings, paint-saturated
debris, etc. should not be allowed to accumulate but should:
be cleaned up at frequent intervals; or
be kept in closed metal containers.

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