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COATINGSPRO SURFACE PREP 2017 15 Bonded FRP Fabric Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures." ese guide specifications aid in the preparation of technical specifications and include criteria and require- ments for concrete surface preparation. A lso in 2016, ICRI launched its new online "Concrete Surface Repair Technician (CSRT) Certification Program." is competency-based program provides education using current best practices for training and evaluation. e program includes five online training modules, and an online knowledge exam and perfor- mance component is used to assess the student, either live or by video recording. In November 2016, WJ TA-IMC A released a major rev ision to "Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Water jetting Equipment" tit led "Industr y Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Water jetting Equipment." T he new best practices manua l represents nearly a year-and-a-ha lf 's wor th of rev iew and rev ision f rom WJ TA-IMC A's committee of contrac- tors, manufacturers, researchers, consu ltants, and faci lit y/asset ow ners. T he document represents a major step for ward for the association and industr y by prov id- ing more str ingent g uidance to contrac- tors operating high-pressure water- jetting equipment. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new standard limit- ing the use of silica sand as a blasting medium. Silica sand fractures during the blast process, releasing "free silica," which has been known to cause respira- tory problems for workers who are not properly protected with National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved type-CE supplied-air respirators. By reducing the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to 50 micrograms per cubic meter (1.4 micrograms per cubic foot) of air for an eight-hour shift, a reduction of As with all aspects of a coatings project, safety must be considered. Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as protective clothing from Warwick Mills, should be chosen, fitted, and worn properly. VENDOR TEAM NLB Corp. Equipment manufacturer Wixom, MI 48393 (248) 624-5555 www.nlbcorp.com Novatek Corporation Equipment manufacturer Exton, PA 19341 (610) 363-7800 www.novatekco.com The Paul Gardner Company Equipment manufacturer Pompano, FL 33060 (954) 946-9454 www.gardco.com Polygon US Corp Equipment manufacturer North Andover, MA 01845 (800) 422-6379 www.polygongroup.com RPB Safety Safety equipment manufacturer Royal Oak, MI 48073 (866) 847-5384 www.rpbsafety.com The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Education Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 281-2331 www.sspc.org Testex Material manufacturer Newark, DE 19715 (302) 731-5693 www.testextape.com Tramex Ltd. Equipment manufacturer Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow Ireland (800) 234-5849 www.tramexmeters.com Tyvek by DuPont Safety equipment manufacturer Wilmington, DE 19880 (800) 931-3456 www.tyvek.com Wagner Meters Equipment manufacturer Rogue River, OR 97537 (541) 582-0541 www.wagnermeters.com W Abrasives Material manufacturer Bedford, VA 24523 (800) 207-4691 www.wabrasives.com Warwick Mills Safety equipment manufacturer New Ispwich, NH 03071 (603) 291-1000 www.warwickmills.com WaterJet Technology Association/Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA) Education St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 241-1445 www.wjta.org Yates Gear Safety equipment manufacturer Redding, CA 96002 (530) 222-4606 www.yatesgear.com Surface Preparation

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