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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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The inhalation hazards of working with toxic substances during abrasive blasting will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.

"Safety in Abrasive Blasting," to be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET April 2 (5 to 6 p.m. CET), will discuss the hazards associated with abrasive blasting and effective safety measures.

The webinar will detail safety measures that must be implemented during abrasive blasting to protect blast operators and nearby workers. The presentation will focus on the inhalation of toxic substances—among the most dangerous of blasting hazards.

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Clemco Industries Corp.

"Safety in Abrasive Blasting" will discuss the hazards and safety measures for abrasive blasting.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for respiratory and hearing protection during abrasive blasting will also be discussed.

The webinar will also address reasons why employers should create and maintain an effective safety program.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Webinar presenter Thomas Enger is a product safety engineer for Clemco Industries Corp. and a Certified Safety Professional with more than 30 years of environmental health and safety experience.

Enger has worked in the abrasive blasting industry for 13 years, and has previous experience in the heavy construction, explosives manufacturing, and government affairs sectors. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the EH&S department at Maricopa Community College in Arizona.

Thomas Enger Clemco

Presenter Thomas Enger is a product safety engineer at Clemco Industries.

Enger has published articles in the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings and led training seminars on abrasive blasting safety at SSPC conferences.

The webinar will be sponsored by Clemco Industries Corp. and Abrasives Inc.

Registration, CEU Credits

This webinar is part of the JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board. To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

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Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

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"Polyaspartic Coatings for High-Profile Protective and Marine Applications for Steel and Concrete," presented Dec. 18, discussed situations where polyaspartic coatings offer advantages over other coating technologies.

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"Lessons Learned in Coating Water & Wastewater Treatment Structures," presented Oct. 16, used case histories to define performance requirements for coatings and linings used on concrete substrates at wastewater treatment facilities.

"Comparing Equality Through Performance Data: Hocus-Pocus or Just Misunderstood?", presented Sept. 30, highlighted issues related to comparing products based solely on ASTM methods.

"New PA 2: Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating, presented Sept. 25,  described the content and application of SSPC-PA 2, Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness Requirements.

"Polyurethane, Polyurea and Hybrid Lining Technology," presented Sept. 18, provided an overview of SSPC-PA 14, Field Application of Plural Component Polyurea and Polyurethane Thick Film Coatings to Concrete and Steel.


Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Abrasives; Clemco; Health and safety; Hearing protection; JPCL; NACE; NIOSH; OSHA; Process Safety Management; Respiratory Protection Standard; SSPC; Surface preparation; Webinars

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