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FR and the Elements


1/28/20 12:00 pm to 1/28/20 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

There are a lot of questions regarding flame-resistant/arc-flash clothing and what to do in extreme temperatures. In this webinar, FR expert Derek Sang will discuss the effects of cold stress and heat stress, and what employers can do to keep their workers safe in extreme weather conditions.

You'll learn:

  • The difference between heat stress and cold stress
  • How FR/AR clothing plays a factor in your body temperature
  • How to avoid heat stress and cold stress
  • What to look for when selecting FR/AR clothing for extreme weather conditions


Derek Sang, Technical Training Manager, QSSP, CSHEP, Bulwark

When you conduct an average of 20 live training sessions a year for more than 500 people in seven countries, most would consider you an FR expert. This is exactly how many refer to Derek Sang.

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

During the first 10 years of his career, Derek worked directly with end users developing and implementing FR clothing programs specific to the customer’s hazards. Over the past 15 years, Derek has worked closely with Fortune 1000 companies looking to develop FR clothing programs, educating them on various fabrics and FR technologies, as well as the dynamics of arc flash and flash fire hazards.

Over the course of his career, Derek has developed and conducted more than 250 educational and informational seminars on the hazards of arc flash and flash fire for a variety of companies, associations and organizations, including the National Safety Council, the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, the National Electrical Contractors Association, and the American Society of Safety Professionals.

In his current position, Derek has developed more than 40 hours of training curriculum for The Bulwark Institute. These training efforts cover all aspects of FR clothing and are delivered via live class courses, online training, webinars and in-person seminars. The Bulwark Institute focuses on noncommercial training for individuals and companies on the thermal hazards and how to properly design and implement an FR clothing program.

Along with being a recognized subject matter expert, Derek is also a qualified safety sales professional; certified environmental, health, safety professional; and certified safety, health and environmental technician.


Alan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Alan covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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