• 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

  • Moisture Strikes Again

    • By Ken Anderson
    • Added on Mar 31, 2023

    If you have been in the spray foam business for any length of time, you already know that isocyanate can crystallize creating a lot of problems. What you may not know is that the crystallization is not caused by exposure to air, but rather by exposure to the humidity that is in the air. read more

  • Falling into a Fine

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 351 of the 1,008 workplace fatalities among construction workers in 2020 were caused by falls from heights. Why then are some companies still willing to risk the lives of their employees, just to get the job done? read more

  • The Mask Task

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Nov 30, 2022

    Ask any experienced spray foam applicator about respiratory safety and they will preach that having the correct protection is vital to help guard against hazards such as isocyanates. The Spray Foam Magazine Team (SFMT) spoke with Precision Foam, LLC based in Midland, Texas to ask them why they believed switching from a cartridge full mask to a supplied air respiratory system was not only crucial for safety but made great business sense too. read more

  • Volunteers Needed for RICOWI Investigation Following Hurricane Ian

    • By RICOWI
    • Added on Oct 19, 2022

    The Storm Investigation Program (SIP) leaders have sent an Advance Team to Cape Coral area to do preliminary research to determine if a formal investigation needs to be launched. The RICOWI, Inc. Board of Directors has approved an investigation, should it be determined to deploy. We are currently searching for volunteers to be a part of investigative teams for the week of October 24, 2022. read more

  • Eyes Wide Open

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Sep 29, 2022

    Most spray foam contractors are already aware of the safety standards OSHA sets for eye wear protection, yet with any human, accidents can and will happen. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each year. They range from superficial eye injuries to severe trauma that can cause permanent damage, vision loss and blindness. read more

  • Going Beyond the Standard

    • By Vince Kerr
    • Added on Aug 01, 2022

    With the pressure to produce tighter cycle times, rising material and labor costs, and worker shortages, it is easy to get caught up or in a hurry and take “risks” doing something that is not safe. read more

  • New Building Code Initiative

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Aug 01, 2022

    On June 1, 2022, the current Administration stated that a new building code initiative will help strengthen against climate change, lower utility bills for both homes and commercial buildings, and prioritize underserved communities. read more