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Dressing For Success: Fall Protection & PPE

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

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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Protecting Workers From Heat Illness

OSHA provides considerations to prevent heat-related tragedies to spray foam crewmembers in heated conditions By Dean McKenzie, OSHA Director of Construction If you work outside performing various commercial and residential building and construction activities, and you do not follow some simple precautionary measures, you could be at risk for heat exposure. Each year thousands of workers develop heat-related illness on ...

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New OSHA Rule And Its Impact On Spray Foam Insulation Safety

It’s a common sight in the spray foam industry: an applicator getting into an attic or crawl space to bolster a home’s insulation. While accessing these confined spaces, crewmembers are exposed to potential risks that could lead to workplace hazards, including low oxygen, fumes, and flash fires. To raise awareness and combat these risks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...

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OSHA Training Courses

Practicing jobsite safety should be second nature, but ongoing training is always helpful. The OSHA Outreach Training Program makes it easier for employers and employees to obtain training on recognizing, avoiding, and preventing workplace hazards that threaten health and safety. The voluntary training program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and advice on filing complaints. Although the program ...

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High-Flying Safety: Protecting Yourself On Aerial Lifts

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

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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