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  1. PPE & Protective Clothing for Spray Insulation

    When installing spray foam insulation, it’s important that installers have the right personal protective equipment (PPE). This will enable workers to minimize some of the risks that come along with installation.

    Risk of Spray Insulation

    Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation has become more popular over the past few years for both commercial and residential applications to help reduce heating costs and decrease the use of fossil fuels. This type of insulation is more energy efficient than traditional fiberglass insulation, and it is usually cheaper to install and purchase.

    While the demand for this insulation has increased, there is also a growing concern for the insulation. This type of insulation is often produced on the jobsite and not in a production facility. There are two chemicals that are mixed together on site during the installation. The chemical known as the Side A chemical consists of highly reactive chemicals called isocy

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  2. Refinery Turnaround (TAR) PPE

    Refinery Turnaround (TAR) PPE

    Refinery turnarounds, whether planned or unplanned, take up valuable time that could be spent refining oil, gas, or chemicals. In planned turnarounds, you may have upwards of 1500 workers and 60 days of refinery turnaround time.  In unplanned turnarounds, the response is to a serious problem that could take weeks, or even months to remedy. Whether unplanned or scheduled refinery turnarounds are a stressful time for workers at refineries. Schedules are tight and even the best planned turnarounds often have unforeseen hazards. That's why it's important for every worker to have updated PPE or personal protection equipment to ensure their safety.

    Hazards During Refinery Turnarounds

    Refineries are hazardous environments. They are challenging environments even for the best workers even when risk mitigation is a top priority. Hazard assessment and risk mitigation tops the safety officer's list when it comes to workers. That's why when turnarounds occur, whether

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