Fairfax, Virginia – A growing number of people are becoming certified in the handling and installation of spray polyurethane foam, according to statistics released by the SPFA (Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance).
Nearly 1500 certifications had been issued by SPFA’s Professional Certification Program in the four years since its inception in March 2013. A further thousand individuals are registered in the program. Participants have come from 45 of the 50 US states.
The program is designed to help ensure best practices in the handling and installation of spray polyurethane foam. Participants come from a range of key industries, including installers, contractors and suppliers, serving both the roofing and insulation sectors. The standards-driven program is ISO 17024 compliant and was developed by committees of industry stakeholders in collaboration with OSHA, NIOSH and EPA, in addition to other federal agencies and external stakeholders.
“We are very pleased with the steady climb in program registrants, tests completed and certifications obtained through the SPFA Professional Certification Program,” said Kelly Marcavage, director of certification for the SPFA. “This growth spotlights our industry’s proven desire to ensure the highest possible performance of spray polyurethane foam in insulation, roofing and specialty applications, as well as to ensure safety.”