In an effort to continue to keep job site conditions safe, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in construction – including the spray foam industry – along with several other industries.
The final rule reflects current national consensus standards, and will be in place to ensure that workers can use up-to-date eye and face protection. OSHA’s final rule became effective on April 25.
A Little History
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
Every job has some level of danger to it, and taking care to ensure your own safety, and the safety of your crew should be a top priority. This approach benefits everyone involved, ensuring proper PPE is available, and that safety equipment is used as intended.
At Intech Equipment & Supply, we work to do our part to help promote the highest level of safety among all spray foam businesses. Contractors can find commercial spray foam equipment and everything else they need to maintain a safe worksite on our website.