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13. May 2007

New document for the truck bed liner industry

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, formerly known as the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, has published a new document about exposure control in the TBL industry. Exposure Control Guidelines in the Truck Bed Liner Industry for Low Pressure System Applications, provides general information and explains precautions and practices associated with the safe handling of MDI. Specifically, this document discusses engineering controls (e.g., adequate ventilation), personal protective equipment and general work practices common to the TBL industry. “OSHA’s air contaminant standard outlines the hierarchy of controls, specifying the implementation of engineering controls to achieve full compliance. Yet, constructing a spray enclosure with sufficient ventilation can be challenging for this industry, especially for smaller businesses,” says Barbara Cummings Bayer MaterialScience LCC and Chair of the CPI Truck Bed Liner Task Force. “We hope publication of this document will help address some of the commonly asked questions about exposure control in spray enclosures.” This document was developed through an alliance with Region 5 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Previous documents published by CPI on this topic include:

  • Truck Bed Liner: Worker Protection and
  • Spray-on Truck Bed Liner Applications using MDI/PMDI: Seven Important Points. All documents are available through CPI’s website www.spraytruckbedliner.org.

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