Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
May 3, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
International Fireproof Technology Inc.
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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If you want to make sure you are taking the right steps to be OSHA compliant for the new standards in confined spaces, be sure to check out the article by SPFA's Technical Director Rick Duncan, "OSHA Standard for Confined Spaces: Readying Your Business for Compliance."
SPFA is now offering a four-part webinar series on construction confined spaces as a special edition of our members-only Foam-It-Right® safety webinar series. Part 2, Confined Spaces in Construction: CCS Identification and Hazards, will take place May 4 at 4 p.m EDT.
Industry News and Announcements
>>SPFA Extends Its Condolences to the Friends and Family of Trudie Reed
>>Public Comment Period Open for Addenda to 189.1-2014, 209P
>>ASHRAE, AIA Look to Future of Energy Efficiency with Signing of New MOU
>>Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners 2016
>>National Safety Stand-Down Takes Place May 2-6
>>EPA Takes Action to Reduce Exposure to TCE in Art and Crafts Spray Fixatives
SPFA News and Announcements
It is Board nomination time. SPFA members should check their email for links from SPFA to nominate representatives.
Thanks to SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan, spray polyurethane foam is the subject of quite a few articles in various industry publications. These articles are examples of how SPFA continually educates others about the benefits of SPF and promotes and invests in SPF's future. These articles are also excellent pieces for SPFA members to use for marketing purposes.
The winners of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2016 were announced at the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo during the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2016. See who won!
Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
>>Update Your SPFA Directory Listing Online - Deadline June 1
>>SPFA Members Receive Discount to Attend Med|Ed Facilities Conference
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 14 - May 2, 2016
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.Some features in this issue include:
-- Lawmakers Mull Raising Legal Smoking Age
-- GOP Backlash Against KS Gov's Proposed Budget Fixes
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>Senate Passes Comprehensive Energy Bill, Opening the Door for Possible New Law this Year
>High Performance Building Coalition Holds Congressional Briefing on Funding Priorities
>DOE Corrects Final Rule on Refrigerated Bottled or Canned Beverage Vending Machines
>Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Announces Meetings
>Final Determination on Portable Air Conditioners Issued by DOE
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>ASHRAE Argentina Chapter to hold Energy Efficiency Congress
>State of New York Issues Notice of Permanent Rulemaking on Legionella
>Town Hall Meeting on Legionella Scheduled for Flint, Michigan
SPF Tech
In March 2016, the Spray Foam Coalition released a document intended to provide general guidance on ventilation during installation of interior applications of high-pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in new residences and buildings and during renovation and weatherization projects in existing homes and buildings.
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
While we know that everyone tends to use lag indicators, like quarterly earnings or monthly sales, these types of numbers only keep track of the score, they do not tell the story of how you got there. As we discussed last week, lead indicators measure the actions or activity required to achieve your desired outcome or result, they "lead" the way, and this is why lead metrics are so important.
SPFA Training & Certification
In our quest to continually improve the SPFA’s Professional Certification Program (PCP) – we’ve put the forms and checklist for each level of certification into a folder for you to easily access from our website. www.sprayfoam.org/certification. These are the same forms that are in each of the handbooks, but we’ve extracted them and made them fillable for you to easily complete. The checklist for each level is also in the folder.
An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
SPFA Member News & Services
Premium Spray Products - a brand of Accella Polyurethane Systems, announced its Foamsulate™ 220 closed-cell spray foam has recently been qualified as an interior wall insulation system which complies with the International Building Code and International Residential Code when covered with Staycell ONE STEP® 255 closed-cell spray foam insulation which contains integral fire resistance typically referred to as thermal barriers in the nation’s building codes.
SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
Naylor Association Solutions
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
Business Trends
>>Why You Need to Take a Fresh Look at Your Market
>>National Small Business Week Celebrates the American Entrepreneurial Spirit
>>How to Find the Right Private Investor for Your Small Business



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