The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) will develop a new training and education program for employers and workers using low-pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) thanks to a $48,000 grant from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The Research Foundation for Health and Environmental Effects (RFHEE), a non-profit organization established by ACC that supports joint research projects sponsored by industry, public agencies, academia and other foundations, was awarded the $48,000 grant through OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. CPI, in partnership with RFHEE, will develop the program. The $48,000 in federal funds provides for 96 percent of the $50,000 budget for the new low-pressure training program; CPI will provide the remaining four percent, or $2,000.
The training program will aim to inform weatherization professionals about hazards associated with low-pressure, two-component foam systems and insulating foam sealant. The program will be available in both English and Spanish and available only online.