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Reviewed P2 Options
for the
Woodworking Process

Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Woodworking Options

Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.


Use alternatives to solvents

Use material that does not contain solvents to eliminate all environmental problems.

Provide spray gun training

Train people to use the spray gun equipment better.

Use rags or brushes for pre-finish

Pre-finish furniture parts with rags or brushes.

Provide training to prevent spills

Start a clean shop program to train employees to keep work areas clean to prevent spills and waste.

Reuse old solvent

Use old solvent to pre-soak spray gun parts.

Start an employee incentive program

Begin an employee incentive program to reward best operating practices for operating a clean work area.

Replace sprayer

Replace existing sprayer with new equipment that uses high-volume/low pressure.

Offer small employee bonuses

Pay employees small bonus for keeping good environmental records including hazardous waste and air quality records.

Start employee problem-solving team

Create an employee problem-solving team to deal with waste of all kinds on a regular basis.

Use natural finishes

Convert to natural finishes.

Train workers on pollution prevention

Train workers on pollution prevention and ways to reduce and reclaim spills.

Use better equipment

Invest in better equipment

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