Asset:  Offshore Structure, Onshore Structure
Environmental Characteristic:  Acidic, Below Ground, Brackish Water, Fresh Water, High Humidity, Low Humidity, Petroleum, Potable Water, Solvent
Industry:  Oil and Gas, Pipelines and Underground Systems, Energy Generation and Distribution, Water and Wastewater, Transportation Infrastructure, Maritime, Pulp and Paper, Misc. Corrosion
Process:  Application
Substrate:  Carbon Steel


Standard Procedure for the Qualification of Paint Contractors to Remove Hazardous Coatings from Industrial/Marine Structures


Major Revisions to QP 2 in 2009 revision. The scope has been expanded to cover qualification of contractors who perform hazardous coating removal on marine structures. Note that standards governing coating removal under 29 CFR 1915 and 29 CFR 1910 apply for work in the marine and general industry areas not covered by 29 CFR 1926.\r\nThe standard has been reorganized. Safety and Health Environmental Compliance requirements have been incorporated into Technical Capabilities Section. \r\nSome requirements have been clarified, for example, required documents that must be present at the jobsite and those that may be kept at the contractor?s office. \r\nRequirements for the training of a contractor?s Safety Coordinator now require 30 hours of OSHA-approved construction industry safety training not specific to lead paint removal in addition to C-3 lead removal competent person training or equivalent. \r\nThe requirement for approval of design and load analysis of loaded platforms by a licensed professional engineer has been removed.\r\nThis standard procedure describes a method for evaluating the qualifications of industrial/marine field painting contractors to remove hazardous coatings (e.g., coatings containing lead or other hazardous metals) from industrial/marine structures. The requirements of this procedure are intended to supplement the general requirements of SSPC-QP 1, Standard Procedure for Evaluating Painting Contractors (Field Application to Complex industrial/marine Structures). This procedure establishes two qualification categories for contractors removing and containing hazardous coatings. The specifier shall designate the required category for the contractor based on the type and level of containment and ventilation required (negative air pressure inside containment). This procedure also establishes minimum requirements for worker health and safety programs and environmental protection programs utilized by the contractor during hazardous coating removal operations.