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Painters & Repairers Education Program (PREP)


The PREP Study is attempting to reduce isocyanate, dust and solvent exposures for autobody shop workers in Connecticut. We have produced a user-friendly DVD-based training program with a great deal of input from the autobody community. The DVD contains information for painters, autobody technicians and anyone else working around a body shop, including:

  • the health hazards in autobody repair
  • where to get information about products you use
  • good work practices
  • what PPE to wear

The Website

All the materials we develop in this project will be put on this website, including the videos on the DVD. Some of the content includes:

What can you do?

Please use our website and see what information you can find. We would greatly appreciate any comments, suggestions or feedback on our website or DVD program. Please email us.

Also, a two-year evaluation of the DVD-based program in 20 body shops has recently started. We are looking for shops and autobody suppliers in the New Haven, CT area to participate; if interested, please contact us.

The Donaghue Foundation

This project was supported by a grant from The Patrick and Catherine Donaghue Medical Research Foundation.

Poster Contest

Enter your good practices poster and see how many votes it gets. Read more

Participate in the PREP Study

Free training for workers

If your shop is in the New Haven, CT area and you would like to have your workers go through our training program, we would love to have you participate in our study. Read more