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Free Workshops for the NYC Auto Collision Industry

Free Workshops for the NYC Auto Collision Industry

Regulatory Compliance & Best Management Practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 and EPA’s national Design for the Environment (DfE) program* will be conducting two free workshops in May 2009 for the NYC auto collision industry.  Presenters will include U.S. EPA, an experienced painter, a certified industrial hygienist and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP).  Training certificates will be issued by EPA.  Topics will include:

  • New U.S. EPA regulation for auto collision shops
  • Key chemicals of concern and exposures
  • Best practices during spray painting, paint mixing, prep and clean up
  • Breathing easy in the paint mixing room
  • Health & safety in the shop (e.g., respirators & other protective equipment)
  • Resources/Tools

You are invited to attend one of the following workshops to improve your operating practices.  (Refreshments will be served.)  To register and assure seating, please call NYCDEP by May 22, 2009 at 718-595-4436. 

Wednesday May 27, 6-9 PM
Queens Borough Hall 
2nd Floor Conference Room
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
(municipal parking in rear of building)

Thursday May 28, 6-9 PM
Junior High School 166
800 Van Siclen Avenue
(corner of Linden Blvd)
Brooklyn, NY 11207 
(parking on street)

*EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) program has been working in partnership with the collision repair industry since 1997.  The program encourages best practices and cost-effective technologies that reduce exposure and environmental release of toxic chemicals during spray painting and related activities.    

Learn more about the EPA Collision Repair Campaign
Learn more about the Automotive Refinishing Project

More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600