Information for employers about powder coating: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of powder coating.


What it contains

Some powder coatings used in workplaces contain triglycidyl isocyanurate (TGIC) which can damage a worker's health. This health and safety solution outlines employers’ duties to use TGIC-free powders or reduce the health risks of using powders containing TGIC. It explains:

  • safer working systems when using TGIC-containing powders
  • suitable risk controls
  • safer equipment cleaning and maintenance systems
  • employees’ responsibilities when using TGIC-containing powders
  • safe use and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • how to minimise the risk of ignition or explosion