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MAR 2017

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16 MARCH 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES PDA Applicator Spray Course T he Poly urea Development Association (PDA) focuses on educa- tion and the correct application of poly urea product(s). For more than a decade, PDA has striven to advance and promote the market for poly urea and poly urethane elastomeric technologies by leveraging the shared knowledge of our members. For the f irst educationa l event this ca lendar year, PDA is of fer- ing the Advanced Applicator Spray Course March 6‒11, 2017. T he course w i l l ta ke place at the Diamond Liners Faci lit y in Santa Fe Spr ings, Ca lifor nia. T his in-depth course (combined w ith the Surface Preparation and Basic Applicator Course) takes those who spray now to the next level, allow ing them to be recognized as experts. Learn the ins and outs of gun and equipment troubleshooting, under- standing the specs to achieve the best result, and much more. PDA Basic (Spray) Applicator Course is a prereq- uisite unless granted admission by the instructor. Day one includes an overview of safety, equipment, and the spray gun. Day two covers an overview of chemical technology, surface prep, and estimat- ing, as well as an in-depth discussion on specifications. e third and final day covers installation defects, equip- ment troubleshooting, and inspection, as well as the final exam. T hroughout the session, attend- ees shou ld lear n about application processes, substrate preparation, when to use pr imer, apply ing to a r usted substrate/prep, applications over var ious substrates (i.e., wood, concrete, meta l, f iberglass, and foam), water proof ing , a liphatic vs. aromatic, mechanica l g un vs. air purge, trouble shooting application fai lures, safet y, t y pica l cure times, and t y pica l A STM testing methods. For more information, contact: PDA, Reader Inquiry #4662 Safety and Health in Construction ALISON is an eight million-strong, global online learning community filled with free, high-quality online educa- tion resources to help students develop essential, certified workplace skills. e global organization's headquarters are in Galway, Ireland. is free online course touches on most aspects of health and safety in construction. It covers construc- tion safety and health management, risk assessment, planning for safety, and the safe use of construction plant and equipment, electricity, and other services. It is also suitable for third- level students of construction studies and related disciplines. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the impor- tance of managing safety and health in construction and the related key legislation. He or she will know how to report accidents and will be more aware of training, first aid, and welfare provi- sions. is course will help the student to identify types of hazards and ways to prevent accidents. He or she will know how to plan a safe working environment in construction by imple- menting safety procedures for electrical equipment, overhead electricity lines, demolition, and many more important aspects of safety. No prior knowledge is needed for this course, which consists of four lessons and a total or 17 topics and four tests. After completing each lesson you can take an assessment to test your knowledge. To qualify for an official ALISON diploma, certificate, or PDF, the appli- cant must study and complete all modules and score 80 percent or more in each of the course assessments. e course is expected to take two to three hours to complete. is course requires a computer that is connected to the Internet and is running a Web browser with the Adobe Flash player (version 9 or above) installed. is course contains audio, and you will need to use headphones or speakers plugged into your computer to listen to it. For more information, contact: ALISON, CP Reader Inquiry #4663 Industry Briefs

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