SAFETY and OPERATIONAL PRACTICES FOR WATERJETTING, HYDROBLASTING, WATER BLASTING, PRESSURE WASHING.
The WJTA- IMCA WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association is holding their biannual conference and Expo of September 19-21, 2011 at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston TX. go to www.wjta.org to register.
Plan to attend if you are cleaning anything from sewage, to parking lots, to bridges, or cutting with water- at all pressures, or if you use vaccuum trucks in your business.
There are workshops, boot camps, and live demonstrations as well as the largest global exhibition for waterjet and water blast equipment.
If you are using waterblasters, pressure washers, or waterjetting equipment, you should have on site
1. Recommended Practices for the US of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment
-available in English and Spanish.
2. Video or cd- Waterjetting Equipment- 30 minutes
3. Medical alert cards for each person on site.
4. Recommended Practices for the Use of Industrial Vacuum Equipment
5. Video or cd- Vacuum Equipment.
Contact the Advisory Council if you would like a general Operations Module. It contains the WJTA Video and “Recommended Practices,” some suggested personnel safety policies that are specific to waterjetting and not covered in current OSHA regulations, five laminated cards for individual workers, and some suggested topics for in-house training courses for your workers.
This Advisory Council module does not contain a self-help, self-testing text. It is not a certification procedure. Pressure Washing and Waterjetting are used in so many different applications that the general training course would need to be customized for site specific projects.