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Webinar studies weathering on Florida bridges

Risky Business: Exploring the Emerging Necessity of Risk Management

by Deidre Dunkin, Dunkin & Bush, Inc.

In this month’s edition of Basic Training, the author details the concept of risk man...

Standards for keeping confined spaces safe

by Michael Damiano, Director of Product Development, SSPC

Establishing an OSHA-Compliant Respiratory Protection Program

by Nicholas P. Bozzuto, Bullard

Breathing the Fresh Air of Compliance

Safe use of chemical strippers

Safe Use of Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting

Setting up air abrasive blast equipment

Safety considerations for abrasive blasting

Whose Responsibility is Safety Anyway?

This Applicator Training Bulletin is an updated version of the article, “Whose Respon...

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

It’s All Relative—Advances in Environmental Controls for Coating Work

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors Inc.

What You Can Learn from Safety Data Sheets

by JPCL Staff

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Formulating Polyureas: History and Advances

by Kevin Buck, Huntsman

This article discusses the basics of polyureas, including the history of polyurea dev...

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

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On static electricity and abrasive blasting

What causes static electricity during abrasive blasting? What risk does it pose, and ...

Identifying Potential Inhalation and Noise Hazards in Abrasive Blasting Operations

by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, Chmm, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article discusses two common types of hazards that abrasive blasting can create,...

Keeping Workers Safe During Abrasive Blasting

by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

The purpose of this article is to attempt to provide the reader with a basic understa...

A time to help and something else

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC



What's New in Equipment for Protective Coating Work

by JPCL staff

Based on information provided to JPCL about products introduced between June 2009 and...

Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

Supporting the Troops: Complex Strategy Worked for Repainting Ft. Lewis Water Tank

by Susan Drozdz, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, with contributions from Mike Hasbrook, Washington Industrial Coatings

In this photo essay, the authors depict the maintenance painting of a 200,000-gallon ...

Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on t...

On safe surface prep for offshore platforms

Controlling Traffic on Highway and Bridge Painting Jobs

by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, Inc.

This article gives an overview of traffic control during bridge painting and identifi...

Regulation News: Defendants in Painters' Deaths Get Extension

by Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL

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Q-Lab VP dies; was leader in testing

2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

From technical functions to design services, from project management to spec writing,...

Problem Solving Forum: How to Set Up Ventilation in Confined Spaces

How do you set up ventilation equipment for worker protection where access is difficu...

The Art of Access

by Joe Schuster

Staging the job can be a job in itself. Learn how five artists tackled some extreme a...

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Costello promoted at International; Clemco's Dave Hansel dies

Regulations and Coatings Work: Key Developments over 25 Years

by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator Inc., and Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL

Regulations on protecting workers and the environment (including the public) have dri...

The green revolution enters the antimicrobial fray

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Heightened awareness of threats to health, safety, and air quality cast a different l...

Tips for Maintenance Coating Work on Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs

by Michael Babiarz, Line-X Protective Coatings

"All accidents can be prevented, and the goal is zero injuries."

2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Safety


Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste money on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

Atlantic Design, Inc.

See our website for features of our best seller, the ADI 3500CFM 4-Pot Blast Vacuum Recycler. A smaller package with all the ADI power you need. 866.Call.ADI

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

Abrasives Inc.
See the difference immediately Black Magic®

Quality blast abrasive goes farther. Use Black Magic® The Tough Stuff coal slag. Cleaner, consistent, less dust. Order yours today!
Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

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