In June, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced the cancellation of the 2020 WJTA Expo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, WJTA is bringing part of the Expo to the industry in the form of a a new series of free educational webinars covering topics of interest for waterjetting, vacuuming and industrial cleaning professionals.

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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 wjta.org.

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

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“We were very excited for this year’s WJTA Expo after the positive response to the 2019 WJTA Conference & Expo educational program,” says Kerry Siggins, WJTA Education Committee chair. “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:

– Aug. 13: Turnarounds – Increase Tool Time and Decrease Downtime Through Proper Job Planning (part 1 of 2)

– Aug. 27: Turnarounds – Risk Mitigation and COVID-19 Precautions

– Oct. 8: Confined Space Entry

– Nov. 5: Leadership in the Field

– Dec. 10: Grounding and Bonding in Vacuum Operations

All sessions are set to take place at 10 a.m. CDT. The schedule of webinars is subject to change. Visit wjta.org or email wjta@wjta.org for a full and up-to-date schedule of topics with links to register.

SOURCE – WJTA

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