2011 Waterjet and Industrial-Municipal Cleaning Association
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
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
-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.