Water jet blasting is a high-pressure washing method useful for commercial, industrial, and municipal applications. Power plants, airport runways, and city storm drains all benefit from the power of water blasting. It is also a common method for cutting through concrete to expose rebar. The power of water is a phenomenon to behold. To harness high-pressure washing, practicing safety and training are of the utmost importance. Here’s more on why water jet blasting safety matters so much and why you can trust Jet Blast Inc. to be your water jet blasting vendor.
The Risks of Water Jet Blasting
Jet Blast Inc.’s water jet blasting machines can blast a water pressure of up to 40,000 psi (pounds per square inch.) That pressure is enough to cut through metal, concrete, and multiple other materials with ease. It is not the kind of force you want a human being to cross.
The injury that could happen when at the receiving end of a water blasting machine is understandable. On the flip side, operators could also experience an injury through the machine’s reaction force. The reaction force is the counter force that would push against the water blasting machine operator, fulfilling Newton’s third law of motion. Improper handling could lead the force of blasting water to cause excess fatigue or an accident.
Other risks related to water jet blasting include the improper use of equipment and exposure to environmental hazards.
Water Jet Blasting Safety
Water jet blasting safety starts with rigorous training covering multiple aspects of high-pressure water blasting operation. Water jet blasting safety includes training for first aid, fire prevention, job hazard safety, personal protection equipment, communications, and much more. You can learn more about safety and training on our website.
How Jet Blast Inc. Enforces Water Jet Blasting Safety
Jet Blast Inc. trains new-hire employees in every aspect of water jet blasting safety. Their training is proven through written tests and hands-on experience. Our team is the best-trained in the industry, and our equipment is the most advanced of its kind. Continuing education for confined space entry, respiratory protection, trench rescue, etc., is a part of working at Jet Blast.
Contact Jet Blast Inc. Today!
Jet Blast® Industrial Services strives every day in an effort to provide our customers with the best service and equipment possible. Providing a safe and stable workplace has allowed us to keep a team of quality people with most having a tenure of 15 – 25 years with Jet Blast®. With all that experience under one roof, we have been able to provide reliable 24-hour service since 1979. I believe this helps to set us apart from the competition.
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