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Painters and Paperhangers

Work Environment

Most painters and paperhangers have a standard 40-hour workweek if they are an employee and often work longer hours during warmer months if they own their own business. Their work requires them to climb, lift, bend, and stand for long periods of time. Painters work both indoors and outdoors, because their job may entail painting interior surfaces as well as exterior siding and other areas; paperhangers work exclusively indoors. Because these occupations involve working on ladders and often with electrical equipment such as power sanders and paint sprayers, workers must adhere to safety standards.

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