• National "Stand Down Week" Sparks Conversations on Workplace Fall Prevention

    • By ACC
    • Added on May 07, 2024

    Among construction employees, falls from elevation remain the leading cause of death, accounting for 395 of 1,069 deaths in the industry according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In its continued effort to spread awareness of fall hazards in the workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hosting its annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 6th – 10th. read more

  • OSHA Unveils 2023 Injury and Illness Statistics Report

    • By OSHA
    • Added on Apr 24, 2024

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its 2023 injury and illness data. The data was collected under the agency's new Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation, which was published July 2023. read more

  • Prevent Contamination in Your SPF Equipment

    • By Ken Anderson
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Spray foam professionals, are you inadvertently contaminating your materials without realizing it? In the world of spray foam insulation, vigilance is key to ensuring consistent and reliable results. One often overlooked aspect is the potential leakage of seals or check balls in your transfer pump, leading to contamination issues that may go unnoticed until it’s too late. read more

  • Building Breathable Safety

    • By Brought to you by Bullard
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Health and safety must be a priority in the spray foam applicators workplace. As with many aspects of the construction industry, there are risks and hazards on building sites, so risk assessments and safety precautions are vital to help keep workers safe. Companies should view health and safety at the core of their training and processes, with spray foam contractors having training and safe work practices put into action to prevent exposure before, during, and after an installation. read more

  • PFAS Data Reporting Rule Finalized by EPA

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    • Added on Oct 02, 2023

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that will provide EPA, its partners, and the public with the largest-ever dataset of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufactured and used in the United States. This rule builds on over two years of progress on the Biden-Harris Administration’s action plan to combat PFAS pollution, safeguarding public health and advancing environmental justice, and is a key action in EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. read more

  • It’s Electric

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Construction work requires electrical power for numerous reasons, and oftentimes, sites have to use temporary wiring as a solution. Therefore, it’s imperative that building managers follow the rules set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). read more

  • Safety First

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jun 01, 2023

    There are so many aspects to consider when building or redesigning a spray foam rig; the process can be overwhelming. The equipment, machines, spray guns, hoses and transfer pumps are all to be considered in the design. However, there is one crucial factor that is sometimes overlooked in the excitement of setting up a rig, and that is the requirements for proper safety equipment. read more