Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
August 9, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Be sure to read SPFA Certification and Training Director Kelly Marcavage's article "Take Your Training to the Next Level" as she discusses the importance of proper training for all those in the SPF industry. Read all of this and more in the Summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
SPFA is offering a webinar on Heat Illness Prevention as a part of our members-only Foam-It-Right® safety webinar series. This webinar, will take place TODAY, August 10 at 4:00 p.m EDT.
Industry News and Announcements
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>> Dow Recognized for World-Class Customer Excellence
>> Johnson Controls Donates $100,000 to ASHRAE Research

SPFA News and Announcements
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice to the spray polyurethane foam industry, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors. Representing senior leaders from both the contractor and manufacturer sectors, the 15-member Board includes an Executive Committee and 12 additional voting members.
SPFA exhibited and was invited to speak in the policy session at the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo held in the Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC on July 12, 2016. This was a coming-together of the biggest names in government and the biggest names in renewable energy and energy efficiency. SPFA delivered the message that if customers are going to be looking for high performance, energy efficient and sustainable buildings, they are going to be looking for sprayfoam insulation and roofing. To view information about the event, or to watch Kurt Riesenberg, SPFA Executive Director speaking in the Policy Forum (Panel 3), click below.
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!
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 25 - August 8, 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:
-- Solar Tax Caps Leave Louisianans In Lurch
-- GOP AGs Take Congress To Task On Unfunded Mandates
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
> Request for Public Comment on Weatherization Assistance Program Guidance
> Energy Bill Conference Discussions Continue
> New Tool Tracks, Explores Paris Climate Agreement Ratification
> Public Comment Period Extended for EPA Proposed Design Details for Clean Energy Incentive Program
> DOE Calls for Submissions on EPC Projects to be Recognized at Annual US-China EE Forum
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
> Nominations Still Open for Grassroots Government Advocacy Award
> Open Meeting in NJ to Consider Raising Educational Requirements for PE Licensure
> City of Rockville Maryland Joins Growing List of Cities Requiring Building Benchmarking
> New Energy Efficiency Regulations Proposed in Delaware
SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
Last week, in Havoc in Cold Weather, we started the conversation about some of the things that happen to applicators in cold weather. This week we are going to continue the discussion on cold weather, so you and your team are aware of these concerns.
SPFA Training & Certification
We are looking at data showing that many folks have successfully completed some of the requirements needed to become SPFA PCP Certified; however, they haven’t submitted all the information needed to earn the distinguished SPFA PCP Certification.

Please let us know what is holding you up.

A Working Group is being formed to reach out to those who have begun, but not yet completed certification levels. We’d like to hear from you on what is stopping you from completing the requirements. This same group will also work on retaining and renewing those who are already certified and helping them get to the next level!

We look forward to hearing from you. Please direct comments, concerns and questions to Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard.
Breaking News! 360Training is offering SPFA Members and PCP Participants a 15% discount off select online OSHA training courses. This is a great benefit for SPFA Members and PCP participants! Please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org to get the unique SPFA discount code. NOTE: this code is in effect for a limited period of time, so take the course soon to receive the discounted fee.

The 10 Hour OSHA course is required for the SPF Installer and Master Installer Certifications.
The 30 Hour OSHA Construction Course is required for the SPF Project Manager Certification.

If you take the 30 hour course, it fulfills SPFA PCP requirements for the 10 hour course.

For more details on all SPFA PCP requirements – visit our website at www.sprayfoam.org/certification
Within the next few weeks, SPFA will be hosting an informational webinar about the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP). The program will be moderated by Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director SPFA and the speakers are Bonnie Strickler – Chair of the QAP Committee for the Certification Program and Kelly Marcavage, Certification Director SPFA.
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!
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