[Your Business Name] prioritizes the safety of all employees and clients. This Safety Control Template outlines safety rules and procedures to be followed while working on painting projects. Every employee is responsible for familiarizing themselves with this document and following all safety guidelines.


General Safety Rules:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Always wear required PPE, including safety glasses, respirators (when using harmful materials), gloves, and appropriate footwear with good traction.
  • Fall Protection: Utilize ladders and scaffolding safely, following all manufacturer's instructions and weight capacity limits. Ensure proper fall protection measures are in place when working at heights.
  • Electrical Safety: Be aware of overhead power lines and electrical hazards. Never work near live wires without proper training and authorization.
  • Hazard Communication: Identify and understand the safety data sheets (MSDS) for all paints and materials used. Be aware of potential hazards associated with each material, including flammability, toxicity, and proper disposal methods.
  • Housekeeping: Maintain a clean and organized work area. Dispose of debris and empty paint containers properly.
  • Incident Reporting: Report any accidents, injuries, or unsafe work conditions to your supervisor immediately.

Specific Safety Procedures:

  • Lead Paint Removal (if applicable): If working on pre-1978 structures, follow EPA regulations for lead paint removal. Employees must be certified and utilize proper containment methods.
  • Working with Solvents and Chemicals: Ensure adequate ventilation when using paints, thinners, and other chemicals. Avoid inhalation and skin contact. Follow proper handling and storage procedures.
  • Working in Confined Spaces: Never work alone in confined spaces without proper ventilation and safety protocols.
  • Electrical Equipment: Use only GFCI-protected outlets when working with electrical tools and equipment. Regularly inspect electrical cords for damage.
  • Heat Stress: Be aware of the risks of heat exhaustion and heatstroke in hot weather conditions. Stay hydrated, take breaks in cool areas, and wear appropriate clothing.

Emergency Procedures:

  • Know the location of the nearest fire extinguisher and first-aid kit.
  • Be familiar with emergency evacuation procedures for the worksite.
  • In case of an accident or injury, administer first aid if qualified to do so, and immediately call emergency services.


All employees will receive training on safe work practices, including proper use of PPE, ladder safety, hazard communication, and emergency procedures.

Safety Meetings:

Regular safety meetings will be conducted to discuss safe work practices, address any safety concerns, and review recent incidents.


Regular inspections will be conducted to identify and address any potential safety hazards in the workplace and on project sites.

Safety Violations:

Violations of safety rules and procedures may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Liability Waiver:

(Consult a lawyer for proper wording)

By signing below, employees acknowledge that they have read and understood this Safety Control Template and agree to follow all safety rules and procedures. Employees also acknowledge that they understand the inherent risks associated with painting work and agree to hold [Your Business Name] harmless from any liability for injuries sustained while following proper safety protocols.

Employee Signature:

Print Name:


Additional Notes:

  • This template is a starting point, and specific safety procedures may need to be added based on the types of painting projects your company undertakes.
  • Regularly update this template to reflect any changes in regulations or company policies.
  • Encourage a culture of safety within your company by openly discussing safety concerns and recognizing employees who demonstrate safe work practices.

By implementing these safety control measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in your painting business. Remember, safety is everyone's responsibility.