Rules and Regulations

There are regulations in the U.S. and other countries that are designed to limit exposures to specific heavy metals due to environmental, health and/or safety concerns. Managers of coatings operations have the responsibility to be familiar with these regulations and assess how they may affect their employees and their business. Before using a coatings product, the entire product label and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) should be reviewed. It is essential that facilities understand what they are working with and how to safely handle products. Wall charts are available on this website for many product lines that list popular compliant coatings options.


Heavy Metals Regulation

The link below is a general guide to some of the rules and regulations that affect the use of certain heavy metals contained in PPG Refinish coatings products. This document is not intended to be all-inclusive.

View Heavy Metal Rules reference document