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Safety Training Course for Ignitable Coatings

November 20, 2015
The University of Washington’s Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) is offering a unique hands-on training course focused on controlling the primary hazards associated with the use of ignitable coatings. The course – Ignitable Coatings & Spray Operations: Preventing Fires, Explosions and Toxic Exposures – will help painters and other finishing professionals to safely use spray technology when applying coating materials such as paint, lacquers and sealants that are likely ignitable and/or toxic.


Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 10.09.31 AMWhen: December 3, 2015 – 7:30am-5:00pm


Regional Training Center for Painters and Drywall Finishers
13521 NE Whitaker Way
Portland, OR 97230


Why: The consequences of poorly ventilated spray operations and uncontrolled ignition sources can be fires, explosions, serious injuries and even death, as incidents in the Northwest over the past several years have shown. Participants will also get an opportunity to achieve Spray Painting Efficiency Certification. Participants will get first-hand experience with work practices that maximize spray efficiency while minimizing overspray to reduce the concentrations of toxic substances and ignitables in the air.


Who: This course is for painting and coating contractors, supervisors, painting supervisors, maintenance supervisors, property owners, coatings specialists, autobody painters, safety professionals, industrial hygienists, safety committee members. This course is open to both union and non-union attendees.


For more information about this course, and to register, check out DEOHS’ course page. For information on other unique DEOHS courses, such as the Fire Marshal and Code Official’s Boot Camp Webinar Series, go to the organization’s webpage.

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