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Safety in Abrasive BlastingSponsored by Clemco Industries Corp. and Abrasives Inc. Register Now

Wednesday, April 2, 2014; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Cost: FREE

Abrasive blasting is a uniquely effective and commonly required industrial process employed in the coatings industry. While effective, it presents numerous dangerous and unavoidable hazards to the workforce. As such, specific safety measures must be implemented to protect blast operators and others working in the vicinity of blasting. Among the most dangerous hazards is the inhalation of toxic substances. This webinar will focus primarily on the inhalation hazards associated with abrasive blasting and will discuss the NIOSH and OSHA requirements pertaining to respiratory and hearing protection during abrasive blasting. The webinar will also address the number one reason why employers should create and maintain an effective safety program.
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Thomas Enger
Clemco Industries Corp.

Tom Enger is a Certified Safety Professional with over 30 years of environmental, health and safety experience. His resume includes heavy construction, explosives manufacturing, government affairs and for the last 13 years abrasive blasting. Tom has been an adjunct faculty member at Maricopa Community College (AZ) in the EH&S department. He has published articles in JPCL and has given training seminars at SSPC conferences covering several abrasive blasting safety topics. Tom currently works for Clemco Industries Corp. as product safety engineer and is a safety resource for end-users of Clemco products.


Clemco Industries Corp.

Clemco Industries Corp. of Washington, Missouri, is a leading global manufacturer of air-powered abrasive blast equipment serving industry since the early 1940s. Clemco serves customers through an expansive network of authorized distributors. Contractors, fabricators, and manufacturers worldwide rely on Clemco blast equipment to clean, prep, and finish products ranging from masonry, to castings, to fabricated metal products and structural steel.

The company also engineers and fabricates NIOSH-approved supplied-air respirators, operator safety equipment, blast cabinets, blast rooms, media recovery systems, dust collectors, portable vacuum systems, dehumidification, and portable dust collection. The Clemco quality system is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Abrasives Inc.

Abrasives Incorporated manufactures and distributes Black Magic® coal slag. Recycling the coal by-product from power plants, Abrasives creates a high quality “green” product used for surface prep. Aptly called the “The Tough Stuff”, Black Magic is known for its hardness and superior cleaning performance and is delivered to customers “ when they need it, where they need it”. Abrasives Incorporated is a proud distributor of Clemco products and provides a wide line of other blast media.

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