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The Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR/AR Clothing

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST  
Host: AIHA
By: Derek Sang, Technical Training Manager, QSSP, IASHEP, Bulwark Protection

The proper selection of PPE is very important. This webinar will demonstrate that, while thermal hazards may differ across industries, the basics for the selection, use, care, and maintenance of FR clothing share some similarities. Attendees will be introduced to the regulations, standards, and general best practices for implementing an FR/AR clothing program in regard to the selection, use, care, and maintenance of FR/AR garments for arc flash and flash fire hazards.

Attendees will learn about:
- The importance of NFPA 2112 certified garments, NFPA 70E, and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269
- How to design a company specification for FR and AR clothing
- How to select, use, care for, and maintain FR garments for flash fire and arc flash hazards
- Incident energy, ATPV (Arc Thermal Performance Value), and layering
- And more


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Derek Sang
Derek Sang

Technical Training Manager, QSSP, IASHEP, Bulwark Protection

Derek Sang has been involved with the flame-resistant clothing industry in a variety of roles on 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 became a qualified trainer for Low Voltage based on NFPA 70E.

Derek’s 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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