Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian government has proposed a code of practice for spray polyurethane foam products sold to the public.
The aim is to reduce exposure of the general population to MDIs resulting from the use of MDI-containing low-pressure two-component SPF products that are available to consumers. It will set best practices and recommendations for anyone who manufactures, imports or sells these products to consumers.
They will have to provide general information to users on safe use and handling, and communicate health & safety procedures, including the use of appropriate personal protective equipment. Training materials should be available, and retailers should also be given information to promote its safe use .
The proposed code of practice was published in the Canada Gazette in April. A public comment period ends on 5 June.