Safety Tip – SDS Book

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
SDS

Keeping all of your SDS’s in plain sight and readily available is an OSHA requirement. In the case of an emergency, whether it be a personal injury, a spill or even a fire, the SDS will contain all of the...

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Safety Tip – Wheel Blocks

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
wheel-block

Now that we are getting into the snow and ice season it is very important that we take the time to insure that our trucks and trailers are blocked up when parked and that they are on a flat surface so that they...

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Safety Tip – Keep It Warm Safely

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
heaters-1

With the coming of cooler winter months and the need to have warm drum temperatures to produce quality foam and maximize yields the electric heaters come out and everyone overlooks the safety aspects that go along with the use of...

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Safety Tip – The Importance of an Eye Wash Station

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
eye-wash-station

It is important to keep an eyewash station nearby at all times in your Spray Foam Truck/Trailer. It should be in an easy to get to, convenient place in your rig typically mounted on the wall. In the event an...

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Safety Tip – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide for Spray Foam Applicators

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
PPE

While working with chemicals or applying spray polyurethane foam products it is important to provide a safe working environment for the applicators and applicator assistants. It is important for workers to understand and adhere to safe handling practices for any...

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Safety Tip – Gloves

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
gloves3

Choosing the right gloves to protect your hands, is an essential part for working with spray Polyurethane foam. You want to be able to have the chemical resistance, plus the ability to move your fingers. Not wearing gloves that are...

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Safety Tip – Skin Injection / High Pressure Hazard

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
graco-warning

An injury caused by high-pressure liquid can be serious.  If you are injured or even suspect injury, do you know what to do?  Do your employees know what to do? Graco has a Medical Information Card that provides valuable information...

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Safety Tip – Caring for Your PPE

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
fresh air system

Keeping your sprayers safe is the number 1 priority. Make sure that all of your PPE is properly cared for. Always have eye protection, gloves and the proper coveralls on your rig at all times. Make sure that any of...

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Safety Tip – Eye Protection

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
Goggles_small

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology there are more than 2.5 million eye injuries each year throughout the United States, of which 50,000 people permanently lose part or all of their vision. Eye injuries are a significant problem in...

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Safety Tip – Fall Protection

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
fall-harness

Fall protection According to the U.S. Department of Labor falls at work are the leading cause of death in the workplace. OSHA requires fall protection for anyone that works 4 ft. above the ground in industrial environment and 6 ft. in the...

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Safety Tip – The Importance of Ventilation

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
epa-ventilation

Properly designed ventilation can reduce airborne levels of aerosols, mists, and vapors generated during spray application and can help protect SPF applicators, helpers, and others who may be working in adjacent areas. During and after spray application, vapors and mists, as...

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Saftey Tip – Sign-Sign Everywhere a Sign

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
respirator-sign

Everywhere we turn or look today we are faced with seeing some kind of sign. Some signs advertise a sale, some signs point you in the right direction, and some signs are warning us of danger so that we do...

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Safety Tip – Ladder Safety

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
ladder_safety_03

Ladders are an important and versatile piece of equipment commonly seen around most jobsites. Ladders come in many different varieties such as straight ladders, extension ladders, fixed ladders, frame ladders, job-built ladders, and step ladders. Although a ladder seems simple...

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Safety Tip – Safety During Proportioner Maintenance

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
proportioner-danger

Diagnostic and troubleshooting: While working with Spray foam proportioners or auxiliary equipment it is necessary to perform routine maintenance in order to keep the equipment operational. Before performing any maintenance to any electrical components or the fluid side, special precaution...

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Safety Tip – New Online CPI Health & Safety Course

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
Tyvex w hood kneeling w gun profile shot cleaned-small

For the past three years Demilec USA, LLC has been working with industry associates through the Spray Polyurethane Alliance (SPFA) and the Spray Foam Coalition (SFC), of the American Chemistry Council’s  (ACC) Center for Polyurethane Industries (CPI).  Together we have...

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Safety Tip – Keeping up with Respirator Maintenance

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
repirator

Keeping up with respirator maintenance is not only highly recommended by Demilec USA, but it is also an OSHA requirement. The safety of your helpers is just as important as your sprayer that is wearing fresh air. All helpers that...

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Safety Tip – Staying Hydrated

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
body-water

Water is a critical element of the body, and adequate hydration is a must to allow the body to function. Up to 75% of the body’s weight is made up of water. Most of the water is found within the...

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Safety Tip – PPE for Working in the Rig and Cleaning Guns

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
Safety Group compressed

Many spray foam applicators tend to think using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is only required when spraying or working around the sprayer.  This is not the case.  We need to protect our workers from hazard any time they are...

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Safety Tip – Fall Protection/Safety Harness

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
safety-harness

We have all fallen at one time or another. Some of us walked away uninjured, some of us not so lucky and broken or sprained something. Injuries caused by a fall results in: Loss time—Loss $$$$–Loss production—Loss of life. September...

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Safety Tip – Safely Getting In and Out of Your Rig

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
safety-step

In the spray foam industry it is important to keep sprayers safe and healthy. It first starts at the truck, where sprayers spend a majority  of the day climbing in and out of the truck.  Employees jumping out of their trucks...

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Safety Tip – Hazard Communication

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec

In the Spray Foam environment, it is imperative that you know and understand the importance of communicating hazard safety practices. In the event of an accident, action should be taken immediately with the knowledge of knowing how to react accordingly....

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You’ve Been Cited, What Now?

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
Inspector

If you are cited for violations following an OSHA inspection, there are certain procedures that must be followed. Here’s a brief overview of key issues. If you receive a Citation and Notification of Penalty from OSHA following an inspection: You...

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Safety Tip – Properly Loading a Trailer

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
correctly-loaded-trailer

Demilec USA encourages you to do your part in ensuring your Foam Rig is loaded in a safe and proper manner. Using proper straps to ensure the drums will not shift or turn over is most important. Knowing the weight...

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January Parts Special – Safety Equipment

Category: Safety, Special Offers, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
first-aid-kit-sale

Safety: are you in compliance? Now is the time to replace or install safety items in your rig…. First Aid Kit List Price: $101.31/Ea. Sale Price: $81.05/Ea.   Eye wash Station List Price: $60.17/Ea. Sale Price: $48.14/Ea.   Pricing good...

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Safety Tip – Respirator Maintenance

Category: Safety, Spray Foam Contractors   Posted by: demilec
facemask

Keeping up with respirator maintenance is not only highly recommended by Demilec USA, but it is also an OSHA requirement. The safety of your helpers is just as important as your sprayer wearing a fresh air apparatus. All helpers that...

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