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The Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing


11/6/18 12:00 pm to 11/6/18 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

The proper selection of personal protective equipment is important. In this seminar, you will see that although the thermal hazards may vary 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 an 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.

You’ll learn:

  • The importance of NFPA 2112-certified garments, NFPA 70E and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269.
  • How to design a specification for your company for FR and AR clothing.
  • Selection, use, care and maintenance of your FR garments for flash fire and arc flash hazards.
  • Incident energy, ATPV and layering.
  • And more.


Derek Sang, Technical Training Manager, QSSP, IASHEP, Bulwark Protective Apparel

Derek Sang has been involved with the FR clothing industry in a variety of roles from the service, manufacturing and garment sides of the business for more than 20 years.

Derek has developed and conducted more than 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 more than 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 complying with OSHA 1910.132 training requirements for PPE.

Along with being a recognized subject matter expert (SME), Derek also is a qualified safety sales professional (QSSP); certified environmental, health and safety professional (IASHEP); certified safety health and environmental technician (IASHEP); and rqualified 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


Barry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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