Safety Tip - New Online CPI Health & Safety Course
Posted By DEMILEC
For the past three years Demilec USA, LLC has been working with industry
associates through the Spray Polyurethane Alliance (SPFA) and the Spray
Foam Coalition (SFC), of the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC)
Center for Polyurethane Industries (CPI). Together we have developed an
online training course covering the basic knowledge required for every
spray foam helper, warehouse worker and applicator in America who works
with SPF. This Spray Polyurethane Foam Chemical Health and Safety Training
provides information about the use, handling and disposal of SPF, potential
health hazards and appropriate control measures, including engineered
controls and personal protective equipment (PPE). The training provides
guidance to applicators and helpers who apply professional grade, high-pressure
SPF in either interior or exterior applications.
Since safety is the highest priority to DEMILEC (USA), we request all spray
foam applicators spraying DEMILEC Spray Foam Products complete the online
CPI Health & Safety course. The knowledge conveyed through this basic
course is fundamental to working safely with our products and as the current
industry certification standard, we must verify that every contractor
has passed the CPI online certification course. This is a very convenient
format where the new student registers with an email address then takes
the 10-minute modules at his or her convenience until all are complete
before taking a simple test. If the entire course is taken in one sitting
it requires only about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate number. Please
contact DEMILEC with this number so it can be added to your account information.
Be sure to print your wallet card and wall certificate and display them proudly.
SPFA, our SPF contractors’ trade association, will soon have a more
advanced third-party administered certification class for helpers, installers,
master installers and project managers, and this CPI chemical health and
safety training will be a prerequisite to registration. We’ll pass
on information about the roll out of this ANSI/ISO accredited training
and certification program as it becomes available, and we encourage all
Demilec contractors and applicators to attain the highest level of certification
possible. We have worked hard along with dozens of industry professionals
over the years to develop this training and worker certification process
and we believe those who are most serious about working safely and profitably
will soon earn these prestigious certifications.
If you have any questions, please contact your local Demilec Territory
Manager. All of our field staff have taken or are in the process of taking
CPI certification course and they can offer guidance in the simple process
of registering and taking the online course.