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

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9/14/17 12:00 pm to 9/14/17 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

There is still a lot of misleading, inaccurate and incorrect information regarding selecting the proper FR clothing and how to properly wear, care for and maintain FR/AR clothing.

According to OSHA, flame-resistant (FR) clothing is required under 29 CFR 1910.132, and is also mentioned in other sections of the OSHA standards. Flame-resistant clothing is used in the petroleum industry, electrical industry, O&G exploration and other types of industries where there is a danger of a worker being injured by various thermal hazards.

Learning Objectives:

The proper selection of PPE is very important. In this seminar you will see that although thermal hazards may be different for different industries, the basics for selection, use, care and maintenance of FR clothing share some similarities.

You will be introduced to the regulations, standards and general “best practices” for implementing a FR/AR clothing program that are utilized in the selection, use, care and maintenance of FR/AR garments for arc flash and flash fire hazards.

Attendees will take away (for flash fire):

  • The importance of NFPA 2112-certified garments
  • How to design a specification for your company for FR clothing
  • How to become familiar with the regulations OSHA 1910.132 and Standards NFPA 2112 and 2113
  • Selection, use, care and maintenance of your FR garments for flash fire hazards

Attendees will take away (for arc flash):

  • Understanding hazard assessment for arc flash
  • The importance of NFPA70E and 1910.269
  • Incident energy, ATPV and layering
  • How to design a specification for your company for AR clothing

Presenter

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.

During the first 10 years of his career, Sang worked directly with end-users developing and implementing flame-resistant clothing programs specific to the customer’s hazards. Over the past 11 years, he 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.

Sang 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, Sang 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 a FR clothing program.

Along with being a recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME), Sang 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


Moderator

Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Druley covers worker safety for Safety+Health.