On April 21, 2020, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International announced that, after an historic member vote, the organizations have agreed to combine to form a new association to serve the coatings and corrosion industry…



SSPC – The Society for Protective Coatings

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Sunshine Safety Council is hosting the following courses:

(We do not process enrollments for these programs. Please contact SSPC for enrollment information)



The BCI course covers the fundamentals of how to inspect surface preparation and application of protective coatings on bridge steel. These fundamentals are applicable to those who inspect coating work both in the shop and in the field. The course covers unique situations that will affect inspection in the field (e.g. containment, field safety hazards, changing weather conditions), as well as the fundamental inspection skills required to inspect new bridge steel painted in the shop, in the field or maintenance systems applied in the field.

Course Content
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Nomenclature
  • Inspection and Environmental Safety
  • Preparation Prior to Beginning Work
  • Mobilization
  • Surface Preparation
  • Coating Types and Characteristics
  • Coating Handling and Application
  • Coating Inspection and Defects
  • Benefits of Attending
After attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the varying professional roles of the inspector, bridge owner and the painting contractor and their relationship to each other at the job site
  • Identify what preparation the inspector must make prior to the start of work in order to conduct effective inspections
  • Recognize common coating inspection and related terms
  • Identify and properly adjust and operate commonly-used coating inspection instruments and test apparatus
  • Identify fundamental surface preparation and coating application processes
  • Identify key documents (e.g. specification; product data sheets and technical bulletins; industry technical standards and references) required to perform competent inspections
  • Identify inspection check or hold points
  • Create inspection documentation, including a basic inspection plan
  • Identify processes normally inspected and documented
  • Identify common coating application defects


The objective of this course is to thoroughly train individuals in the proper methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of industrial protective coatings on concrete industrial structures and facilities.

Course Content
  • Navigating a coating specifications
  • Simulated pre-job conference
  • Roles of QA and QC in concrete coating inspection projects
  • Operations safety
  • Recognizing surface irregularities caused by concrete placement, finishing, and curing
  • General inspection
  • Concrete coating inspection instrumentation review
  • Inspecting concrete surface preparation
  • Concrete moisture testing
  • Inspecting concrete coating application
  • Concrete inspection procedure development
  • Simulated concrete project inspection
After attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the common duties, responsibilities, and role of a concrete coating inspector
  • Define record keeping procedures relating to the job specification
  • Identify and explain how to use concrete coating inspection equipment
  • Identify and explain the inspection of concrete surface preparation
  • Explain how moisture negatively impacts a concrete substrate
  • Identify and explain concrete coating inspection methods during and after coating application
  • Prepare an inspection plan/procedure


C3 contains specific discussions on protecting workers, compliance with environmental regulations, proper management of waste streams and operations that result in potential exposures to lead and other hazards, and associated control technology. It includes background information on the hazards of lead and other toxic metals as well as a review of the current legal and regulatory issues. The course also addresses developing programs to effectively control risks to workers, the public, and the environment.

Course Content
  • Hazardous Coatings and Materials in Industrial Painting
  • Legal and Liability Issues
  • Health Effects of Hazardous Coatings & Materials
  • Identification of Hazardous Coatings/Hazardous Materials
  • Air, Soil, Water/Sediment, and Dust Regulations and Monitoring Strategies
  • Worker Protection from Hazardous Coatings/Materials
  • Respiratory Protection and PPE
  • Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes
  • Sources of Hazardous Coatings Exposure
  • Control of Environmental Releases (Containment and Ventilation)
  • Specifications, Submittals, and Site-Specific Compliance Programs
  • Pre-Planning and Worksite Preparation
  • In-Process and Post-Competent Person (CP) Responsibilities/Demobilization
After attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify sources of hazardous coatings and materials and the relative risks posed by industrial painting activities
  • Describe the potential effects of hazardous coatings/materials
  • Implement controls and work practices necessary to protect the public, environment, and workers during industrial hazardous coating removal activities
  • Apply procedures to measure and verify the continued adequacy of control options


This one-day course provides a review of Competent Person duties and responsibilities in working with lead and other hazardous materials encountered in industrial coatings work. It also reviews relevant OSHA and EPA regulations.

Course Content
  • Competent Person Requirements
  • Health Effects / OSHA Health Standards
  • EPA Regulations
  • Overview of Containment and Ventilation
  • Regulatory Update
After attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the duties and responsibilities of a Competent Person in protecting workers, the community, and the environment in the removal of hazardous materials during industrial coatings projects.
  • Identify those OSHA and EPA regulations relevant to the removal of hazardous materials during industrial/marine coatings projects.

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