Safety program is designed to promote safety for workers installing, manufacturing and fabricating fiberglass products.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association has completed the sixth year of a comprehensive, voluntary work practice program developed in conjunction with OSHA and key contractor organizations.

Adopted in May 1999, the NAIMA Health and Safety Partnership Program is designed to protect worker health and safety by recommending uniform jobsite practices for the manufacture, fabrication and installation of fiberglass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products. The program, developed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also provides education and training programs for workers.

"NAIMA and its members have a long-standing commitment to the safe manufacture and use of insulation," said Ken Mentzer, president and CEO of NAIMA. "The active implementation of the HSPP, such as providing information on exposure levels and distributing work-practice information, is a natural extension of that commitment."