Paying attention to spray foam safety is an important part of properly installing polyurethane installation. While SPF has been around for decades and has safely insulated millions of buildings throughout the world, the installation process requires you to wear proper safety equipment. The right protective clothing can protect you and your team from breathing in SPF or having your skin exposed to too much of it. While a mask and respirator are part of the outfit, gloves and protective clothing are also important to wear.
Properly fitted gloves let you remain productive while still maintaining a high level of spray foam safety. You don't have to wear thick, uncomfortable rubber gloves to be safe. Butyl, neoprene, nitrile and PVC gloves can all protect your hands from SPF insulation sprays and aerosols. However, you can also wear a fabric glove coated with one of these compounds for greater comfort.
Covering all of your skin is an important part of spray foam safety. A protective suit can keep both liquid spills and the mist in the air from causing an irritation. Frequently, a light set of disposable coveralls is more than enough to keep you safe. Remember, though, that if you aren't wearing a hood respirator, that you'll want to also have a coverall with a hood built in. It might also be a good idea to wear a thicker and more permanent suit if you're working with SPF liquids and could be exposed to splashing.
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