WJTA-IMCA releases new edition of Industry best practices

Published 16/1 at 14:37

The WaterJet Technology Association and the Industrial and Municipal Cleaning Association have released the first edition Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment (formerly Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment).

The new edition represents significant updates to waterjetting recommended practices.

WJTA-IMCA’s safety committee for high-pressure waterjetting, comprising contractors, manufacturers, educators, researchers, consultants, and facility/asset owners, has worked for over a year to review and update the previous edition, bringing the guidelines up to a level reflecting current safe practices among contractors and facilities.

“Facilities are demanding more from their contractors, and high-pressure equipment users are placing an increased emphasis on safety, technology and workforce development,” said safety committee chair George A. Savanick. “WJTA-IMCA has strengthened its safety recommendations to provide additional guidance to companies large and small. The more stringent guidelines in the new orange book are reflected by the change of title.”

The Industry Best Practices includes information about responsibility, accidents, pre-service and operational checklists and procedures, PPE, training requirements, waterjet team responsibilities, care and maintenance of equipment, automated equipment, permanent cleaning areas, design criteria, and a glossary of definitions and guidelines.

This new edition demonstrates the association’s dedication to promoting safety in the industry by publishing safe operating guidelines, distributing safety information, and fostering communications in the industry. The first Waterjetting Recommended Practices was published in May 1985.

Copies of the new manual are available for purchase online www.wjta.org

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