OSHA announces a New Confined Space rule

OSHA has announced a New Confined Space Rule that has great bearing on the Home Performance Industry. It reflects some of the conditions that we find ourselves in with attics and crawl spaces. Essentially if its big enough to get into with limited access/exit, this new rule will apply. Take a look and see how it affects your business.

There have been some casualties with spray foam in attic spaces without enough ventilation, some fire issues again with out enough ventilation. I know it has come up in a few conversations in the past with some contractors I have spoken with. Now is the time to hopefully prevent more accidents. Unfortunately it takes federal action for what would appear common sense issues. Make sure there is enough ventilation as always, reduce the risk of flash over from volatiles, and make sure you have a way out and don’t forget to employ the “Buddy System”.Blowing in Spray foam roof

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