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High-Flying Safety: Protecting Yourself On Aerial Lifts

According to OSHA, aerial lifts are among the most dangerous pieces of equipment on any job site.

If you spray foam on large commercial roofs, chances are good that at some point in your career you will work on an aerial lift. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an aerial lift as any vehicle-mounted device used to elevate personnel, including: Extendable boom platforms, aerial ladders, articulating (jointed) boom platforms, vertical towers, and any combination of ...

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SPF Roofing Applications Create Unique Hazards

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By Harry Dietz, Director of Risk Management, NRCA Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a roof system installation with unique chemical components, application techniques, and worker protection requirements that vary from other roof system installations. Although edge, skylight, ladder, and roof opening hazards are also found in SPF installations, a roofing contractor faces unique challenges when implementing controls to minimize other ...

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EPA Issues New Guidance Document on Proper Ventilation Techniques During Spray Foam Applications

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Last year, in May 2010, NIOSH convened a meeting with key people from the spray foam industry, federal participants, and other vested groups to discuss the challenges of deploying ventilation technologies in the SPF application environment. Discussions included the variability of SPF operations, applications and worksites, typical practices, re-occupancy, overspray and barriers, and the use of natural and mechanical ventilation. ...

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