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Webinar Aids Safe Painting at Heights

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Ensuring the right equipment to protect painters working at heights will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.

"Access Equipment: Exploring Options For Working Safely," to be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET May 21 (4 to 5 p.m. CET), will discuss the factors to consider when seeking access equipment for painting and coating work at heights.

The webinar will detail responsibilities for providing compliant access equipment based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's requirements, which may necessitate hoists tested by both a nationally recognized testing laboratory and a qualified testing laboratory.

Free access equipment webinar

"Access Equipment: Exploring Options For Working Safely" will focus on painting at heights.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Webinar presenter Chris Bates is a District Sales Manager for Spider and has more than 30 years of experience in the scaffolding and powered-access industry.

Bates was previously responsible for Spider's National Accounts and Industrial Access and was Manager of Wind Industry Temporary Access Solutions, where he supported blade and tower repair companies to work with O&M companies and OEMS in wind farm maintenance and training for access.

Chris Bates Spider

Presenter Chris Bates has more than 30 years of experience in scaffolding and powered access.

Bates helped develop Spider's Competent Person Training class and now teaches the class. He has presented on suspended access safety for several associations, including SSPC.

The webinar will be sponsored by Spider.

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.

Free Webcasts Available

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

Among the recent presentations:

"Safety in Abrasive Blasting," presented April 2, discussed the hazards associated with abrasive blasting and effective safety measures.

"Polyurea Application for Excessively Cracked Concrete," presented Jan. 15, focused on using polyurea liner systems to address concrete problems.


"Lessons Learned in Coating Water & Wastewater Treatment Structures" used case histories to define performance requirements for coatings and linings.

"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.

"Insulation Choice and Its Effect on Performance & Service Life of CUI Systems," presented Nov. 13, covered how specifiers can select CUI prevention systems that work well together in their particular corrosion environment.

"Steps to More Effective Power Tool Cleaning," presented Nov. 6, focused on power tool cleaning and how to effectively remove corrosion, mill scale and coatings.

"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.


Tagged categories: Access; JPCL; NACE; OSHA; Process Safety Management; Spider/Safeworks; SSPC; Underwriters Laboratories; Webinars

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