Washington, DC -- The US Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is offering a video on health and safety guidance for professionals who spray truck-bed liners.
The video, "Working Safely with Isocyanate-Based Spray-on Linings," is available to view or download for free at www.spraytruckbedliner.com.
CPI, part of the American Chemistry Council, says that truck bed liners help protect vehicles from wear and tear through the application of durable polyurethane, polyurea or polyurea hybrid systems, adding that "Polyurethane products can be safely applied with specific handling and care."
"Safety should always be applicators' top priority," said Lee Salamone, senior director of the CPI, in the group's 21 April announcement.
"CPI is pleased to offer this video free of charge to enhance existing training and guidance materials for professionals applying truck bed liners. It is our goal to help make this guidance available to small and large businesses across the country that apply durable polyurethane truck bed liners," Salamone added.
The video provides general guidance for professionals on how to safely apply high-pressure spray-on lining systems, and is intended as a supplement to other job safety information already available such as specialised training, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), product label information, and other materials.
In addition to the free video, www.spraytruckbedliner.com also features a poster from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) with a helpful checklist that can be reviewed before using high-pressure spray-on lining systems.
CPI encourages professionals to take advantage of the free video, which runs 17 minutes, and the NIOSH poster.
Nearly 250 000 workers at more than 800 locations across the US are employed in transport industries that use polyurethane, including polyurethane truck bed liners.