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DfE Best Practices Self-Evaluation ChecklistNEW

EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Program developed this tool to help collision repair businesses and career/technical schools evaluate current practices and technologies and identify areas where improvements can be made to protect workers and students from exposure to isocyanates and other hazardous air pollutants during refinish operations.

Best Practices When Spray Painting
Save money on paint, reduce emissions from your shop, keep your painter and technicians safe and healthy. Developed by the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Auto Refinish Project.

The DfE Best Practices Outreach Kit, developed for site visits and train-the-trainer workshops, serves as an excellent resource for shops. The Kit contains best practices checklists for each auto refinish activity, fact sheets, case studies, health and safety information, lists of manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, and other useful information for shop owners and technicians.


The CCAR-GreenLink® Virtual Shop is only a graphic representation of a conceptual service and repair facility. CCAR- GreenLink® presents the CCAR-GreenLink® Virtual Shop only to illustrate subjects which call for environmental program management and not as an illustration of good facility layout and design practices.

The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR ®) is providing the information contained in the CCAR-GreenLink® Virtual Shop and the related databases as a public service. CCAR® believes that the information is correct and accurate, as of the date posted, and has no reason to believe otherwise. However, CCAR® does not guarantee the correctness or accuracy of the information, and will not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, or any damage or loss suffered by any person as a result of reliance on such information. The information presented relates to environmental programs of the Federal government. Regulations, and rulings, of state and local governments may apply in lieu of, or in addition to, the Federal rules, and should be reviewed before taking any action in reliance on this information.

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