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Advanced FR/AR Concepts: A Deeper Look into FR/AR Protection


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3/3/20 12:00 pm to 3/3/20 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

We understand that the rules of flame resistant/arc-rated clothing can be complicated. In this webinar, FR expert Derek Sang discusses the science behind FR clothing, what an arc rating is, how FR garments are certified to be NFPA® 2112 compliant and where the future of FR technology is heading.

You’ll learn:

  • How FR clothing self-extinguishes
  • How FR properties are engineered into fibers and fabrics
  • What an arc rating is and how it is achieved
  • How garments are NFPA® 2112 certified for short-duration thermal exposures
  • Where FR technology is headed in the future


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

Derek Sang has conducted an average of 20 FR/AR live training sessions a year for more than 500 people in seven countries.

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 and safety professional; and certified safety, health and environmental technician.


Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Kevin covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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