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Free Training Program Offers Safety Information at User’s Convenience


WASHINGTON (April 22, 2020) – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released the Canadian version of its online chemical health and safety training program designed to provide information about the safe use, handling and disposal of high-pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF).

The Canadian SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training program is similar to the U.S. version launched in 2011, but has been updated for the Canadian market and references Canadian regulations. It is available to view 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no charge in both English and French languages. The training has 12 units, including hazard information on SPF ingredients, safety practices, handling and disposal of SPF, and work site safety controls including engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

“With SPF insulation and roofing continuing to gain attention among homeowners, builders and contractors for their many benefits — including improved energy efficiency —  it is important that all workers applying this material have access to information so they can properly protect themselves,” said Lee Salamone, CPI Senior Director. The U.S. version of this video has been well received — over 28,000 SPF professionals have completed the training — and it is important to provide safety information customized for the Canadian SPF market.”

The training, which is available at, takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete. At the end of the training, users successfully passing a test receive a “Recognition of Completion” certificate and wallet-sized card, both of which are valid for two years. These are useful to employers, contractors and customers looking to verify that a spray foam applicator has successfully completed the course.

“CPI and our members encourage all SPF users to follow the safety and personal protection measures outlined in this training program,” said Salamone. “While this information is intended for SPF applicators, the information may also be of interest to and relevant for supervisors, contractors and business owners working with SPF insulation and roofing directly or indirectly.”

To register for either the English or French version of the Canadian online training, verify an applicator’s training status, or to learn more about the training program, visit the CPI SPF website at


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