Not necessarily about Occupational Safety, but I have this question that I'm dying to know the answer to.
OK, can the paint on a Metal bodied Appliance, be considered as Insulation, in the Electrical sense of the term?.
As a rule this paint is a baked on enamel, if my memory serves me correctly.
Enamel is also used on the wire that motors are wound with and they carry Mains Voltage.
So, could you say that a layer of this paint on a Washing Machine or a Refrigerator, would be thick enough to prevent an electric shock, should the metal body underneath the paint become live?.
I realise that the layer is very thin, but aren't we also told to remove the paint around Grounding terminals, because it prevents a proper connection.
I don't want to make a big deal out of this, I was just wondering what your take on this would be?.