7/23/2020

WJTA Launches New Webinar Series

WJTA-HASC Hydroblaster Training & Certification

In June, the WJTA announced the cancellation of the 2020 WJTA Expo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is disappointing, we are pleased to announce that we are bringing part of the Expo to you! The WJTA is launching a new series of free educational webinars covering topics of interest for waterjetting, vacuuming and industrial cleaning professionals. These webinars allow WJTA to continue its mission of educating contractors, asset owners and other stakeholders on important safety and technology topics.

The webinars are free to attend, and all registrants can access recordings for one month after the live webinar. Archived webinar recordings will be available to WJTA members in the members-only section at www.WJTA.org.

The programs will generally be 45 minutes in length, including a 30 minute presentation and an extended 15 minute window for question and answer where the speaker(s) can address the questions that have been submitted by audience members.

“We were very excited for this year’s WJTA Expo after the positive response to the 2019 WJTA Conference & Expo educational program,” says WJTA education committee chair Kerry Siggins. “While it’s disappointing to lose the opportunity to connect in person, the online webinars will allow us to still present an engaging set of topics and also reach a broader audience of individuals who may be unable to attend an in-person event.”

A preliminary lineup of topics includes:

  • Turnarounds – Increase Tool Time and Decrease Downtime Through Proper Job Planning (part 1 of 2)
    Speaker: Bill Holladay, Jetech, Inc.
    Date and Time: August 13 at 10am CDT
  • Turnarounds – Risk Mitigation and COVID-19 Precautions (part 2 of 2)
    Speaker: Bradley Coble, Covestro
    Date and Time: August 27 at 10am CDT
  • Confined Space Entry
    Speaker: John Langlee, First Strike Safety Solutions
    Date and Time, October 8 at 10am CDT
  • Leadership in the Field: How to Successfully Manage Hydroblasting Operators
    Speaker: Jimmy Peck, MPW Industrial Services
    Date and Time: November 5 at 10am CDT
  • Grounding and Bonding in Vacuum Operations
    Speaker: Richard Puig, Newson Gale, Inc.
    Date and Time: December 10 at 10am CDT

The schedule of webinars is subject to change. Visit WJTA's webinar page or email wjta@wjta.org for a full and up-to-date schedule of topics with links to register.