Drying crawlspaces can be difficult and time-consuming due to the low ceiling clearance and dirt/gravel flooring.
Effective August 3, 2015, OSHA has implemented a new rule (ASTM D5755) designed to protect workers in confined spaces. This is partially in response to two fatalities. Two workers died while applying primer to floor joists in a crawlspace. They were burned when an incandescent work lamp ignited vapors from the primer. In another incident, a flash fire killed a worker who was spraying foam insulation in an enclosed attic. The fire was caused by poor ventilation.
Under the new rule, permits to access specific confined spaces are granted by the general contractor or lead contractor on each job. There are numerous safe entry procedures requiring careful planning and preparation by the contractor ahead of time.
The rule will apply to any space that meets the following three criteria:
A space may also be a permit-required confined space if it has a hazardous atmosphere, the potential for suffocation, a layout that might trap a worker through converging walls or a sloped floor, or any other serious safety or health hazard.
Employers will be required to train workers to ensure they know about the existence, location, and dangers posed by each permit-required confined space and maintain related records for possible inspection by OSHA or other interested parties in the case of an accident or complaint investigation.
MediClean Disinfectant Spray Plus is a water-based bactericide, fungicide, deodorant, and antimicrobial all in one unique formulation. One application kills allergy- and disease-causing germs, fungi, mold, and mildew. It kills odor-causing bacteria, including the bacteria encountered in sewage backups and toilet overflows.
Concrobium Mold Stain Remover employs liquid oxidative technology to facilitate physical mold removal, but without the harsh chemicals associated with traditional oxidation products.
This polyethylene sheeting is a heavy-duty plastic film designed for use in many different construction and covering applications.
AfterShock is an EPA-registered antimicrobial coating designed to kill residual mold and mildew remaining after pre-cleaning contaminated surfaces. AfterShock also inhibits the future growth and spread of mold and mildew on the cured film surface.
The Santa Fe Advance90 Crawl Space Dehumidifier features a unique horizontal configuration with dual airflow outlets, making it the ideal solution for crawlspaces, basements, and other cramped, hard-to-dry areas. In fact, no conventional dehumidifier can perform as efficiently and effectively in crawlspaces.
Specifically designed for crawl spaces, the Santa Fe Compact70 measures just 12" tall and 12" wide. This ultra-compact unit can fit into crawlspaces and other tight areas, plus deliver efficient and effective water removal!