wjta logoWJTA-IMCA released the first edition “Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment” (formerly “Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment”). The new Industry Best Practices represents significant updates to the Waterjetting Recommended Practices.


WJTA-IMCA’s Safety Committee for High Pressure Waterjetting, comprised of contractors, manufacturers, educators, researchers, consultants and facility/asset owners, has worked for over a year to review and update the previous edition, bringing the guidelines up to a level reflecting current safe practices among contractors and facilities.

“Facilities are demanding more from their contractors, and high pressure equipment users are placing an increased emphasis on safety, technology and workforce development,” says Dr. George A. Savanick, Safety Committee chair. “WJTA-IMCA has strengthened its safety recommendations to provide additional guidance to companies large and small. The more stringent guidelines in the new orange book are reflected by the change of title from ‘Recommended Practices to Industry Best Practices.’”

The new edition includes information about responsibility, accidents, pre-service and operational checklists and procedures, PPE, training requirements, waterjet team responsibilities, care and maintenance of equipment, automated equipment, permanent cleaning areas, design criteria and a glossary of definitions and guidelines.

This new edition demonstrates the association’s dedication to promoting safety in the industry by publishing safe operating guidelines, distributing safety information, and fostering communications in the industry. The first “Waterjetting Recommended Practices” was published in May 1985.

Copies of the new manual are available for purchase online at wjta.org or by calling 314-241-1445.

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