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Tag Archives: Spray Foam Safety

How to Not Fall Down on the Job

New Fall Protection Solutions To Look Out For By Leah Shook, Micheal Seman, Ted Hershey of Honeywell Industrial Safety Most spray foam workers are probably familiar with a variety of four-letter words. But one doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: “fall.” It’s a word worth talking about, however, because blowing foam into building spaces often means working at a ...

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Mold, Mildew, and SPF

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I want to tell you a story. A story about a guy in Philly, in the 30s, before insulation, before attic ventilation. So, this guy has a drafty house and it is cold. But he has an idea, he puts some stuff in his ceiling, above the plaster. Yes, this is before gypsum—some of you old guys remember plaster, right? ...

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Portable Generator Safety

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Protect yourself and your crew with these simple steps It is not uncommon to see a portable generator on spray polyurethane jobsites. After all, if the main generator on the rig fails, the entire job waits until an alternate energy source is found—unless a backup portable generator is available. Although they can save the day, they can turn it dark—quickly— ...

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MDI and Respirator Safety

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Are you wearing the correct respirator? By Mike Bennett The Spray Foam Coalition of the ACC Center for the Polyurethanes Industry defines spray polyurethane foam (SPF) as a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air-sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. Simply described, the process is this: Mixing and reacting unique liquid ...

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Dressing For Success: Fall Protection & PPE

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By Jim Koch, National Roofing Manager Accella Roofing Systems Often spray polyurethane foam jobsites require that crews work at elevation. Whether this entails spraying foam onto ceiling joists in a residential attic or applying a new roofing system onto a 24-story building, there are strict rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure worker safety. The Occupational Safety and ...

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Spray Foam Safety: Confined Space Safety Regulation Update

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By Jennifer Coon, CHMM, CET, Safety Director, Tank Industry Consultants In May of 2015, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction (29 CFR 1926 Part AA). The standard refined the parameters for working in confined spaces – creating additional requirements for construction industry confined spaces and encompassing residential construction – ...

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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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