Healthier Workplaces, A Healthier World

Heat Stress and Vector Borne Disease: Mother Nature vs. Flame-Resistant and Arc-Rated Clothing

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: AIHA
By: Derek Sang, Technical Training Manager, QSSP, IASHEP, Bulwark Protection

We receive a lot of questions around FR/AR clothing and what to do in the case of extreme conditions, specifically the heat of the summer and those inevitable accompanying insects.


This webinar will address these questions:

  • What is heat stress?
  • Does your FR/AR clothing play a factor?
  • What are some best practices to avoid heat stress?
  • How do you protect against disease-carrying insects when DEET is not an option?


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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 from the service, manufacturing, and garment sides of the business for over 25 years.

For 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 to educate 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 in the U.S. and internationally. He has been the keynote speaker on multiple occasions on the hazards of arc flash, flash fire, and general safety for a variety of companies, associations, and organizations including BP, Marathon, DTE, SCE, ONCUR, IBEW, ASSP, BLR. NSC, VPPPA, NJATC, NECA, STEPs, ADIPEC, DUBAL (Dubai Aluminum), EMAL (Emirates Aluminum) now EGA, ABB (Abu Dhabi), and SPE Offshore.

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, online 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 an 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) and Certified Virtual Presenter (eSpeakers). 


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