Lesson 1 - Paint Selection for Normal Conditions
Ingredients and types of paints; Coating selection; Substrate; Ferrous and nonferrous metals; Concrete; Wood; Environmental conditions
Learning Objectives:– Explain the three basic reasons for using paint.
– Identify the ingredients of paint and explain the importance of each.
– Name several generic paint types and describe their uses in normal industrial applications.
– Compare the characteristics of ferrous and nonferrous metals, concrete, and wood as substrates.
– Discuss environmental factors that influence paint choices.
Lesson 2 - Coatings for Extreme Conditions
Corrosion; Galvanic coupling; Storage tanks; Waste-treatment, chemical, food, and beverage plants; Safety markings; Pipe identification
Learning Objectives:– Give at least four examples of extreme workplace conditions.
– Explain the electrochemical process of corrosion and its effect in a galvanic coupling.
– Identify some paint types used for storage tanks and in waste-treatment plants.
– Discuss coatings appropriate for chemical plants and various areas of food and beverage plants.
– Explain the meaning of the colors used in the standard safety and piping codes.
Lesson 3 - Painting Tools
Brushes; Rollers; Spray application; Air spray guns; Airless sprayers; Blasting equipment; Abrasives; Testing; Inspection
Learning Objectives:– Describe the different types of paint brushes.
– Explain the uses of different roller constructions and different lengths of roller nap.
– Discuss the various types of spray equipment.
– Compare the different types of blasting equipment and the abrasives used with them.
– Explain how film gauges, holiday detectors, and surface profile devices work.
Lesson 4 - Surface Preparation
SSPC and NACE standards; Chemical cleaning; Cleaning with hand, power tools; Abrasive blasting; Concrete prep; Special surfaces
Learning Objectives:– Discuss the importance of correct surface preparation and compare SSPC and NACE standards.
– Compare the various methods of chemical cleaning.
– Name the hand tools and power tools used for cleaning.
– Explain the characteristics and applications of the different grades of abrasive blasting.
– Describe surface preparation techniques for concrete, galvanized metal, wood, mildewed surfaces, and chain-link fencing.
Lesson 5 - Painting Techniques
Mixing and thinning; Brush, roller, and spray application; Blasting; Coating failure; Calculating coverage; Follow up; Records
Learning Objectives:– Describe correct mixing and thinning methods.
– Point out the dos and don'ts of brush and roller usage.
– Explain how to use and troubleshoot spray equipment correctly and how to set up blasting equipment.
– Discuss the causes of common coating failures and explain how to prevent them.
– Calculate estimated coverage and keep satisfactory records.
Lesson 6 - Ground and Aerial Supports
Safety rules; Using ladders; Scaffold planking, Ropes and cables; Stationary and portable scaffolds; Rigging safely; Lifelines
Learning Objectives:– Explain the importance of attitude in preventing injury, and how heat, cold, wind, and heights can be dangerous.
– Compare different types of ladders and tell how to use them safely.
– Discuss stationary scaffolding and accessories.
– Describe boom and scissors lifts and tell how to use them safely.
– Compare bosun's chairs, work cages, and swinging scaffolds and platforms.
– Point out safety measures necessary when using cable-supported or suspended units.
Lesson 7 - Handling Hazardous Materials Safely
Fire hazards; Explosives; Fire prevention; Health hazards; Toxic, dermatic materials; Respiratory protection; Protective clothing; MSDS
Learning Objectives:– Explain how painting materials cause fire or explosions and tell how to reduce these hazards.
– Define six categories of health hazards and name ways to avoid them.
– Give examples of toxic and dermatitic painting materials and explain the purpose of threshold limit values.
– Compare types of respirators and their uses, and list the rules for working safely in confined spaces.
– Describe appropriate uses for safety clothing and tell how to use an MSDS.