Installation standards and practices

General work practices, applicable to all work involving synthetic vitreous fibers (SVFs) such as rock and slag wool, have been estab­lished by OSHA. These are listed in the fiberglass section of this chapter.

In all cases, however, manufacturers’ specific recommendations as outlined in their Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) should be consulted. The installation methods for rock wool batt insulation are similar to those for fiberglass batt insulation. Please refer to the pre­ceding section for general installation guidelines and procedures.