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BioBased Insulation® Offers Free Environmental Health and Safety Training Webinar
Three chances in April to get up to date on environmental health and safety aspects of spray foam

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (March 2010) — BioBased Insulation® is offering free training webinars on the “Environmental Health and Safety Aspects of Spray Polyurethane Foam” three times during the month of April.

The two-hour webinar will be held April 6 at 6:30 a.m. CST, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. CST and April 8 at 8:30 a.m. CST. The training is open to anyone, although there is a limit to the number of spaces available in each session.

Register for the April 6 session by visiting https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/251153680. Register for the April 7 session by visiting https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/735105528.
Visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/528011641 to register for the April 8 session.

Most people in the spray foam industry are aware of the heightened interest by several federal agencies in spray polyurethane foam insulation. That interest centers primarily on the environmental health and safety of the product for installers, other trades and building occupants.

In response to the concerns voiced by the federal agencies, the Center for the Polyurethane Industry along with the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance rolled out updated base-level training at the Spray Foam 2010 Conference February in Orlando. Systems manufacturers were asked by CPI and SPFA to begin using the material as part of their existing dealer training programs.

“Incorporating the material into our upcoming trainings was not a problem, but we also wanted to find a way to reach our existing dealers. We thought online training would allow us to do that,” said Brian Rice, applications, operations and equipment manager for BioBased Insulation®. “Because we were offering the training online we decided to open the sessions to any contractor, not just our own, to help train others in safe SPF practices.”

The training, led by Rice and William Parker, AOE specialist, will use the materials that were developed by CPI and SPFA. Participants will be able to view the slides and hear the presentation either by using a computer with speakers and a sound card or by using a computer and calling the webinar phone number provided upon registration. Once registered, participants will be directed to a site to download handouts for the presentation.

In addition to the live training sessions, a recorded version of the webinar will be posted to the BioBased Insulation® Web site, www.biobased.net/product-stewardship, after April 8.

About BioBased Insulation®
BioBased Insulation® is committed to making the world’s structures more sustainable by developing and marketing performance-tested spray foam insulation that helps to reduce the impact that buildings have on the environment. BioBased Insulation® is manufactured by BioBased Technologies®, the developer of the Agrol® family of soy-based polyols.

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