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Abrasive Blasting Safety

Abrasive blasting, commonly known as sandblasting, uses compressed air or water to direct a high-velocity stream of abrasive material to clean an object or surface, remove burrs, apply texture, or prepare a surface for the application of paint or other coatings.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Abrasive Blasting standard 1910.94 applies to the general requirements of abrasive blasting safety.

Government Requirements:
29 CFR 1910.94
29 CFR 1910.134
29 CFR 1926.62

Who Needs this Training?
Workers who handle or work near abrasive blasting must be trained in the protection and dangers of using abrasive blasting. This training program must comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.94 and include specific information on the hazards and how to stay safe.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
All employees who use or are exposed to the hazards presented by abrasive blasting must receive training associated with compressed gas. If training is not administered or other safety measures are not taken, injuries and possible fatal situations may occur.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course, we will have covered the following topics:
Introduction – 0:23
Topic 1: Introduction to Abrasive Blasting – 3:52
Topic 2: Blasting Systems and Abrasive Media – 5:27
Topic 3: Health Hazards – 4:45
Topic 4: Hierarchy of Control – 2:53
Topic 5: Housekeeping – 1:57
Topic 6: Respiratory Protection – 2:59
Topic 7: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – 1:20
Topic 8: First Aid – 2:04
Topic 9: Training – 0:44
Summary – 0:39

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 40 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.