May 17, 2016
Graco
From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
 
   
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Be sure to read the note from SPFA Executive Director Kurt Riesenberg about, the OSHA Confined Space Rule and the importance of not taking shortcuts when it comes to health and safety on a jobsite.
 
 
   
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 3, Emergency Egress and Non-Entry Rescue, will take place May 20 at 11 a.m EDT.
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International Fireproof Technology Inc.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Guidance on the Removal and Disposal of High-Pressure SPF Insulation
>>Public Comment Period Remains Open for Addenda to 189.1-2014, 209P
>>Better Buildings Challenge Partners Exceed $1.3 Billion in Energy Cost Savings
>>Energy Department Requests Proposals for New Institute to Boost Efficiency in Manufacturing
>>ACC Commends Attorneys General for Calling on EPA to Improve Safety Proposal
>>$3.7 Billion Commercial Insulation Market in North America to Grow 5% through 2018 According to Principia Consulting Report
>>Construction Firms Add 1,000 Jobs in April and 261,000 for the Year
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Covestro
SPFA News and Announcements
 
   
It is Board nomination time. SPFA members should check their email for links from SPFA to nominate representatives.
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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.
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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!
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Foam Supplies, Inc.
SPFA Membership
 
   
>>Update Your SPFA Directory Listing Online - Deadline June 1
>>2015-16 SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide
>>Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?
>>SPFA Member Benefits
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 16 - May 16, 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:
-- Snyder Urges Flint Residents to Flush Pipes
-- Ducey Vetoes Speaker's Outgoing Gift
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U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>ASHRAE’s Incoming Treasurer Speaks on Building Resiliency at EE Global Conference
>Importance of Resiliency in Buildings Codes/Standards Stressed at White House Event
>USDA Multi-Family Housing Program to Hold Quarterly Conference Calls
>DOE Seeks Public Comment on Reducing the Burden of Regulations
>Revisions to Test Procedures for Commercial Water Heating Equipment Proposed by DOE
>DOE Announces Funding to Support Applications for Data-Driven Energy Decision-Making in Local Governments
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>South Carolina Senate Bill 1164 Appears Halted
>Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio to Issue Proclamation Commemorating 100th Anniversary of ASHRAE’s Cleveland Chapter
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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.
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Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
Based on general industry guidance, when working on projects insulated with spray foam insulation, you should understand and address 3 on-site safety considerations including your on-site personnel, exposure of other workers on-site and building occupancy.

All workers and visitors on jobsites with active spray foam insulation operations should follow appropriate PPE protocol. This includes, but is not limited to, supplied air respirators (SARs) for the applicator and other personnel within 25 feet of the application area. It is possible, when the work area is well ventilated or when personnel is not in the immediate vicinity of the application area, the worker may be able to wear full face air purifying respirators (APRs) with organic vapor/particulate cartridges instead of SARs.
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SPFA Training & Certification
The SPFA "Foam-It-Right" webinar series is an easy and free way to get continuing educational credits needed for PCP recertification. This webinar series is for SPFA members, but those registered in the PCP can also attend. Just contact Kelly Marcavage for more details at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org

Remember, the webinar series has also been recorded and is available (to SPFA Members and those registered in PCP). The next one is scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 11 a.m. ET, entitled "Emergency Egress" in the Confined Space Webinar Series. Click here for more information
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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.
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An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
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SPFA Member News & Services
Air Barrier Systems USA, a division of General Coatings Manufacturing Corp. is pleased to announce that Bud McCormick has joined the company as the new Vice President of Sales reporting to Ashish Dhuldhoya, President. Mr. McCormick has worked most recently for the Quadrant Chemical Corporation in McKinney, TX. He also held a management role for Demilec USA in Arlington, TX.
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SPF-Related Codes & Standards
>>Building Codes Assistance Project Updates on Building Energy Codes
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Events
 
   
See what's in store, as far as industry events, expos, training classes, online courses, certification programs and more.
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Naylor Association Solutions
Business Trends
>>Bridging the Venture Capital Gender Gap
>>Creating a Savings Account For Your Business
>>Investing in Women-Led Firms IS Good Business
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