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PPE and Combustible Dust — The often overlooked piece of protection

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: AIHA
By: Derek Sang, Technical Training Manager, QSSP, IASHEP, Bulwark Protective Apparel

Are you concerned about how NFPA® 652 impacts your safety program? In this webinar, you will get straight-forward talk about Combustible Dust (CD) and how NFPA® 652 addresses the hazard. Bulwark’s resident FR Expert, Derek Sang, will provide an explanation of the CD hazard, a step-by-step guide to both the new NFPA® 652 standard and the industry flash fire standards, NFPA® 2112 and 2113, which cover the selection, use, care and maintenance of FR garments.

Learning Objectives

  • The definition of Combustible Dust (CD)
  • The difference between NFPA® 654 and NFPA® 652 in addressing the CD hazard
  • NFPA® 652 requirements for employers whose hazard assessments indicate a CD hazard
  • The framework for selecting, using, caring for and maintaining FR clothing, according to industry standards NFPA® 2112 and 2113
     

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Presenter

Derek Sang
Derek Sang

Technical Training Manager, QSSP, IASHEP, Bulwark Protective Apparel

Derek Sang has been involved with the Flame Resistant Clothing industry in a variety of roles from the service, manufacturing and garment sides of the business for over 20 years.

The first 10 years of his career Derek worked directly with end-users developing and implementing Flame Resistant Clothing programs specific to the customer’s hazards. Over the past 11 years Derek has worked closely with fortune 1000 companies educating them on the various fabrics, FR technologies and the dynamics of Arc Flash and Flash Fire hazards as they look to develop FR Clothing programs.

Derek has developed and conducted over 250 educational and informational seminars on the Hazards of Arc Flash and Flash Fire for a variety of companies, associations and organizations including ASSE, BLR. NSC, VPPPA, NJATC, NECA, CAER.
In his current position as a Technical Training Manager, Derek has developed over 40 hours of training curriculum for Bulwark University. These training efforts cover all aspects of FR clothing and are delivered utilizing live class courses, on line training, webinars and seminars. Bulwark University focuses on non-commercial training for individuals and companies on the hazards of Arc Flash and Flash Fire and how to properly design and implement a FR Clothing program.

Along with being a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME), Derek is also a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP), Certified Environmental, Health, Safety Professional (IASHEP), Certified Safety Health and Environmental Technician (IASHEP) and recently is a qualified trainer for Low Voltage based on NFPA 70E

Recent publications include –

  • “Keys to effective FR garment programs”, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, February 2017
  • “How to Navigate the FR Clothing Market”, Incident Prevention Magazine, June 2015
  • “Designing an FR Clothing Program for O&G”, ASSE PDC, June 2015
  • “Importance of NFPA 2112”, Oil Review Middle East, August 2014
  • “The Importance of Specifying NFPA 2112 Certified Garments for Flash Fire Protection” OH&S, March 2014
     

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  • Bulwark Protective Apparel

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