NOTICE TO AWARDING AUTHORITIES AND CONTRACTORS
CONCERNING THE REMOVAL AND APPLICATION OF
PAINT ON BRIDGES AND TANKS
ISSUED: DECEMBER 23rd, 2009

All awarding authorities and contractors are hereby notified that the “Painter
(Bridges/Tanks) occupational classification shall be used for the following tasks on
public works construction projects covered by the prevailing wage law, Mass. G.L. c.
149, §§ 26 to 27D

Painter (Bridges/Tanks)

“Tanks,” for the purposes of the classification “Painter (Bridges/Tanks), are defined as
“steel above-ground water storage tanks.”

· The erection and dismantling of scaffolding, rigging and containment for bridge work
and tank painting operations.
· Surface preparation, including removal of all types of paint on bridges and tanks.
· The application of paint on bridges and tanks.
· The clean-up of debris resulting from paint removal operations on bridges and tanks.

The application or removal of paint on or from other types of tanks, is classified as
“Painter/Taper (Brush/New)”, for new tanks, or “Painter/Taper (Brush/Repaint) for
existing tanks.

Awarding authorities are encouraged to make this notice available to all contractors who
may be engaged in projects involving the removal or application of paint on bridges and
tanks. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please call (617) 626-6952.