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SEP 2018

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COATINGSPRO SEPTEMBER 2018 25 In Today's World Starting in the '90s to the present day, the inspector not only has to do his or her hold point inspections as before, but now, due to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, inspectors are required by the owner to provide oversight of the environmental requirements per the specifications. Due to this requirement, additional training for inspectors is needed to educate them. ose regulations, which are mostly geared toward lead primers, give oversight of the contractor's contain- ment system and the monitoring of the environment and contractor's person- nel as well as the storage, collection, and disposal of the hazardous waste. Safety became another concern for the owner. is means that even though the inspectors are not safety officers, owners still want those inspectors to check on the contractor's work to make sure that the contractor is protecting the environment and that the workers are using the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment. e inspector is tasked with document- ing the contractor's daily functions as they pertain to safety and environmen- tal issues, and if the inspector sees the contractor not working within those requirements, to inform the contractor and client of that. Another responsibility that inspectors have today is maintenance of traffic. Some states now require inspectors to have traffic control train- ing, such as verifying the set up of barriers and signage. Again, the inspec- tors aren't traffic control experts, but they're at least expected to have the understanding of what those require- ments are for a specific project. Due to additional requirements by organizations and certifications that are required, inspection physicals have also changed. Now, they're required to complete a more detailed physical that includes respirator fit testing, passing physical (for climbing assets) and vision (for perception and color) tests, at a minimum. Documentation of the daily work has become so important because over the past many years, the contractors' rates of claims have seemed to increase. Technology has played a big role in the progression of the industry. ese include technologies across the board, such as inspection instrumentation for ambient conditions, surface profile measurements, and film thickness readings. e latter used to be done by Inspector's Corner Get the Fix for Problem Floors. Learn why thousands of floors a year across the full spectrum of applications start and finish with WearCOAT flooring products. Retail Stores Grocery Stores Warehouses Restaurants Commercial Kitchens Freezer/Cold Rooms Loading Docks Car Dealerships Schools Hospitals Veterinary Clinics Parking Garages Water Treatment Plants Machine Shops Heavy Industry Floors Food Processing Facilities Pharmaceutical Clean Rooms Aircraft Hangars Airport Terminals Train Stations Offices Car Washes Breweries Wine Cellars Retail Stores Grocery Stores Warehouses Restaurants Water Treatment Plants Freezer/Cold Rooms FLOORS Coatings for the Toughest Applications. 319 Township Line Rd. • Souderton, PA 18964 P: +1 (215) 723-0919 • F: +1 (215) 723-0911 • Request a free brochure today! © 2018 Coatings For Industry, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Wearcoat® and the Coatings For Industry® Teardropare registered trademarks for Coatings For Industry, Inc. Re ad e r In q ui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a m /i n q0918

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