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Webinar Tackles Scaffold Standards

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Working from scaffolds and aerial lifts is not only a critical safety issue in protective coatings; it is also a leading area of federal safety violations for employers.

Keeping safe and compliant will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.

“Aerial Lift and Scaffold Safety” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EST Nov. 30.

Webinar, Aerial Lift and Scaffold Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established detailed requirements for use of scaffolding and aerial lifts in the construction industry.  This webinar will highlight those requirements.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

The presenter will be Stan Liang, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with KTA-Tator Inc.

Liang has provided comprehensive safety and industrial hygiene audits of contractor work practices on major bridge repainting projects in Pennsylvania and New York. He has conducted industrial hygiene oversight for federal compliance on multiple projects.

He has extensive experience in acting as a Health and Safety Officer and has served as an Assistant Safety Officer for the U.S. Navy.

Registration, CEU Credits

The programs are 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 link and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Coatings Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts are now available at www.paintsquare.com/webinars. Among the recent presentations:

Webinar, Spot Repair and Priming

“Spot Repair and Priming as an Alternative to Full Coating Removal,” presented Nov. 16, reviewed the design of spot repair (as opposed to full coating removal) and described the benefits of this coating option in terms of economics, corrosion control and aesthetics. The presenter was Tony Serdenes, Regional Vice President/ Director of Coatings for Greenman-Pedersen Inc. and a 30-year veteran of the coatings industry.

Webinar, Blast Cleaning Operations

“Quality Control of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations,” presented Oct. 19, addresses the quality items relating to abrasive blast cleaning, including equipment, materials and the prepared surfaces.

The presenter was Bill Corbett, Technical Services Manager and the Professional Services Business Unit Manager for KTA-Tator Inc.

Webinar, Creating a Contractor Safety Program

“Creating a Contractor Safety Program that Works,” presented Sept. 14, provides guidance for industrial painting contractors who have to develop a company safety program. The webinar discusses good safety practices and regulatory requirements, including the current OSHA guidelines for a company safety program.

The presenter was Bob Ikenberry, corporate safety director and project manager for California Engineering Contractors, and an SSPC-certified Protective Coating Specialist.

Webinar, One-Coat Systems in Public Works Projects

“One-Coat Systems in Public Works Projects,” presented Aug. 10, describes the design and data derived from two FHWA research projects on coating performance, focusing on promising one-coat systems and systems with potential for long-term service. The presenter was Eric S. Kline, of KTA-Tator Inc.

Webinar, Protecting Steel Edges

“Protecting Steel Edges,” presented June 8, describes specific methods of obtaining sufficient coating thickness on steel edges and other irregular steel surfaces, where coatings tend to pull away during curing. The presenter was Bob Kogler, of Rampart LLC, former head of corrosion protection and coatings research at the Federal Highway Administration.

 Webinar, Achieving Durability in Concrete Repairs

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“Achieving Durability in Concrete Repairs,” presented May 11, provides an introductory-level overview on selecting and using repair materials for structural concrete in a way that assures the durability of the repair.

The presenter was Peter Emmons, CEO of the Structural Group and past president of the International Concrete Repair Institute.

   

Tagged categories: Fall protection; lift; OSHA; Scaffolding; SSPC; Webinars; Worker training

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