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Lesson 1 Safety

Everyone has the responsibility of being safety conscious on each and every type of job that they encounter. You, as the painting foreman, must ensure that each individual exposed to painting projects is made aware of the dangers involved in this field. You must be familiar with the safety shortcomings that you and your workers may encounter on any job.

1-1 General Hazards
1-2 Accident, Fire, and Health Hazards
Quiz for Lesson 1

Lesson 2 Protective-Coating Materials

As a painter, one of your concerns is being able to select the correct paint or covering to apply to a surface. In addition, you should be able to handle and store these materials effectively without loss or damage to them.

So why do we paint? What is the best protective coating to use? How can I do a professional job of painting? How can I mix the correct colors? How should I store protective coatings? These are questions that you, as a protective-coating specialist, will probably ask yourself. By studying this lesson, you should be able to answer them.

2-1 Purpose, Composition, and Types of Protective-Coating Materials
2-2 Mixing and Preparing Protective Coatings
2-3 Preparing the Surface
2-4 Selecting Exterior and Interior Protective Coatings
2-5 Maintaining Protective Coatings
Quiz for Lesson 2

Lesson 3 Protective-Coating Equipment

To perform as a painter, you must understand the operation, maintenance, and storage requirements used to accomplish your painting mission. As an operator of any piece of equipment, it is equally important for you to maintain that equipment. Without quality maintenance, equipment breakdowns can lengthen a project's duration or cause unnecessary delays.

3-1 Surface-Preparation Equipment
3-2 Application Equipment
3-3 Traffic-Marking Machines
3-4 Sign-Making Equipment
Quiz for Lesson 3

Lesson 4 Ladders, Scaffolds, and Hoisting Equipment

You should know how to select and erect ladders and scaffolds to reach an area that cannot be reached from the ground. Safety is of prime importance in the erection and use of ladders and scaffolds. The number of serious accidents caused by scaffolds and ladders that are not erected or used properly far exceeds those from other sources. Improper use or assemblage of scaffolds or ladders not only endangers you, but it is also a potential death trap for anyone under the items.

4-1 Ladders
4-2 Scaffolds
4-3 Hoisting Equipment
Quiz for Lesson 4

Lesson 5 Metal Corrosion and Identification

The corrosion of metal is a constant enemy of the military, causing extensive damage to towers, pipelines, trucks, aircraft, and almost any other item made of metal. Corrosion quietly eats away the understructure or heart of a system. The problem is never-ending. In this lesson, you will learn how to identify corrosion, find out what causes it, and learn how to control it on various types of metal.

5-1 Corrosion
5-2 Metal Identification
Quiz for Lesson 5

About this Course

This painting course is part of a series of professional development courses for painting crew leaders,  tradesmen and apprentices.

The course begins with a review of those aspects of safety practice that are of continuous importance to you, the painter. This is followed by instruction on the selection and mixing of paints, the operation and maintenance of paint equipment, and the proper storage of paint supplies. Finally, there is a lesson devoted to the identification of metals and to the methods employed to detect and prevent corrosion.