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Building and Implementing an FR/AR Program for the Arc Flash Hazard

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: AIHA
By: Derek Sang, Technical Training Manager, QSSP, IASHEP, Bulwark Protective Apparel

The proper selection of PPE is very important—especially for those with a demonstrated arc flash hazard. This webinar will guide attendees through the proper selection, use, care, and maintenance of FR/AR garments to protect against arc flash. Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the regulations, standards and program implementation “best practices,” including detailed information on layering for arc flash protection.

Attendees will learn that a successful FR/AR clothing program is not fully defined if it does not place restrictions or set guidelines on clothing to be worn under the FR/AR uniform. Under the worst circumstances, lack of guidance on base-layer clothing could leave an employee at risk for burns. 


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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.

Derek has developed and conducted over 250 educational and informational seminars on the hazards of arc flash and flash fire. 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, assisting companies in how to properly design and implement an FR clothing program and comply with OSHA 1910.132 training requirements for PPE.

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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