Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Handi-Foam® Sealants, Handi-Stick® Adhesives and Handi-Seal® Window and Door Sealants (all one component foams or ocfs) should always be used in well ventilated areas with safety glasses or goggles, nitrile gloves and clothing that protects from skin exposure. Handi-Foam two component spray polyurethane foams (spf) and Handi-Flow® two component pour-in-place (pip) polyurethane foams should always be used in conjunction with a certified respiratory program in addition to safety glasses or goggles, nitrile gloves and clothing that protects from skin exposure. It is the individual employer’s responsibility to create and utilize a certified respiratory program.  To learn how to create this program, visit www.osha.gov. Required respirators should be NIOSH approved and a medical evaluation, fit testing and training must be provided before use.  Foam Kit Solutions recommends utilizing one of the following with our low pressure two component foams:
  • NIOSH approved negative pressure full face mask respirator with organic vapor cartridges and particulate prefilters
  • NIOSH approved PAPR (powered air purifying respirator) with an organic vapor cartridge
Know the Product: Please read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Technical Data Sheet (TDS) and Operating Instructions prior to using our products.  The MSDS and Operating Instructions can be found with every spray foam kit or refill tanks, or by clicking the links provided with all products. Safe Handling and Use: Handi-Foam, Handi-Flow, Handi-Seal and Handi-Stick are for professional use only. Children should never use these products. Use the Handi-Brands™ in well ventilated areas.  If the jobsite is not ventilated, Foam Kit Solutions recommends adding mechanical ventilation, or wearing a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR). Storage and Disposal: Store out of reach of children. Before the first use of the product, store in a room temperature, dry area. Do not expose the kit, cans or tanks to open flames or temperatures above 120 degrees F (49C).  Warm the kits and cans for a minimum of 1 day at room temperature. During colder months it may take 2-3 days to warm the chemicals to optimum temperature. After initial use of spray foam kits, close the valves and store at room temperature.  Do not drain or remove hoses as they must remain under pressure. Remaining kit must be used within 30 days of opening. Do not incinerate tanks. After tanks are empty, the hose must be removed and the tanks must be vented. Caution: Tanks will still be under pressure.  Turn valves to the off position before removing the hoses.  Protective glasses or goggles, nitrile gloves, clothing that protects from skin exposure and a certified respirator must be worn during this procedure.  With tank inverted, slowly open tank valve, point away from face and allow pressure to completely vent. Caution: Empty tank could contain potential vapor toxicity hazard.  Store cylinders in a well-ventilated area. Dispose of empty cylinders according to applicable federal, state and local regulations.  Check with your local waste disposal service for guidance.