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Containing Everything—Except His Enthusiasm

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Long before the protective coatings industry had any serious notion of containment, or ventilation, or industrial hygiene, it had Phil Calvo.

Fortunately, once the industry had Calvo, containment and ventilation and industrial hygiene all followed.

PaintSquare video: Karen Kapsanis interviews Phil Calvo

After cutting his professional teeth in the silica-sand-and-compressed-air days, Calvo joined the vanguard of coatings industry professionals who were developing containment for lead paint removal when the problem was just emerging.

Back in the day, what passed for containment and ventilation could fit in a pickup truck and be paid for by petty cash, Calvo recalls in a new video interview with JPCL editor-in-chief Karen Kapsanis.

Today: Not so much.

“The simplicity of the equipment has changed drastically,” Calvo says. “But it’s all changed for the right reasons.”

And in more than 25 years, “no two days have been alike,” says Calvo.

What’s changed, what hasn’t, and what’s the secret of his success?

Watch the video.

   

Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Containment; Eagle Industries; Industrial Hygienists; Protective coatings; Silica; Ventilation; Video

Comment from Richard McLaughlin, (8/22/2012, 10:05 AM)

Phil’s a great guy! I’ve had several chances to work with through the years. His knowledge and his staff’s professionalism has made Phil and Eagle Containment a valuable asset in my toolbox of solutions.


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