The HBR Industrial Cleaning Committee (ICC), working with the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA), has identified the need for permit writers at industrial facilities to be better trained in the specifics of and danger areas around water blasting operations.
The ICC and WJTA developed a 24 slide presentation entitled Hydroblasting Basics for Permit Writers. Although there have been significant advances to make water blasting automated and safer in the past few years, the practice is still hazardous enough to warrant a tool to better train operators who might issue permits to water blasting crews.
This presentation includes the following subjects:
1) why water blasting is necessary,
2) different types of water blasting,
3) injuries, solutions & PPE, and
4) equipment and training.
This presentation is designed to help operators who may not be familiar with water blasting operations understand enough about the processes and dangers to ensure they know what is needed and ensure that contractors stay as safe as possible while performing this work on their sites. For more information or to get a copy of the presentation, please get in touch with Peter Writer of WJTA at firstname.lastname@example.org