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Collaboration will focus on offering free online educational resources

WASHINGTON (February 24, 2021) – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) and Canada-based Caliber Quality Solutions are collaborating to help expand training resources for the Canadian spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry. Through this new collaboration, CPI’s free online SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training for the Canadian Market will be made a prerequisite of Caliber’s SPF Apprentice Installer credential.

The SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training provides information about the use, handling and disposal of SPF, potential health hazards and control measures, including engineering controls and personal protective equipment (PPE). CPI recently updated the SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training to account for the Canadian market and Canadian regulations. The program is available in English and French (Canadian).

Caliber’s SPF Apprentice Installer credential is a regulatory requirement for SPF installers in Canada. This certification verifies that installers are properly trained, knowledgeable, and skilled in High-Pressure SPF installation.

“We are excited to collaborate with Caliber Quality Solutions by aligning global product stewardship resources to promote SPF workplace health and safety throughout Canada,” said Lee Salamone, senior director, CPI. “Creating industry relationships such as this play an instrumental role in amplifying workplace health and safety resources to better serve broader markets.”

“Caliber is committed to help grow the spray foam industry through quality installation practices. We see CPI as a driving force in advancing best practices and are pleased to collaborate with them to help promote health and safety for SPF installers.” said Dave Andre, CEO, Caliber. “Our industry needs exceptional relationships so we can collectively deliver superior results to all stakeholders.”

Expanding the CPI Chemical Health and Safety Training is a strategic priority for the SPF industry. Ensuring SPF applicators have access to chemical health and safety training helps demonstrate the industry’s focus on proper use and installation of SPF products. 

SPF insulation is a well-studied material with a 40-year track record of success when installed properly. SPF is subject to vigorous regulations, and the industry remains committed to working across industry groups, suppliers, and third-parties to develop workplace health and safety product stewardship guidance and programs. For more information on SPF and the training program or to verify an applicator’s training status, visit the CPI SPF website at www.spraypolyurethane.org.

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