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Building and Implementing an FR Program for the Arc Flash Hazard


2/20/18 12:00 pm CST

Event Description

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.

Learning objectives:

  • The importance of NFPA70E and 1910.269
  • The difference between primary and secondary protective clothing
  • How to use layering to achieve required arc rating from FR/AR clothing
  • The importance of training in the success of an FR safety program
  • The proper selection, use, care and maintenance of your FR garments for arc flash hazards


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, Sang worked directly with end-users developing and implementing Flame-Resistant Clothing programs specific to the customer’s hazards. Over the past 11 years, Sang 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.

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, and CAER.

In his current position as a technical training manager, he 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, Sang is also a Qualified Safety Sales Professional, Certified Environmental, Health, Safety Professional, Certified Safety Health and Environmental Technician 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


Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Druley covers worker safety for Safety+Health.


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