The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.





This Supplement, specifically designed for painters, is an activity to be used in conjunction with the apprentice curriculum Toxics & Tobacco on the Job: Protecting Your Health, an activity-based curriculum that focuses on the dual risks of toxics and tobacco in the workplace.

This supplement covers:

Work activities that may expose painters to toxic substances.


How the various toxics found on the job affect the body. The supplement contains worksheets on the following substances for students to research and discuss:

o Toluene

o Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

o Acetone

o Cresol

o Benzene

o Chromium

o Asbestos

o Lead

How the combination of tobacco and workplace toxics increases painters' health risks.