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Taking Care of My FR


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9/10/20 12:00 pm to 9/10/20 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

We know you have a lot of questions regarding flame-resistant/arc-rated clothing, as well as how to properly care for and maintain it. During this webinar, our experts will provide tips on how to care for and maintain your FR/AR clothing, including when to use industrial laundering or at-home laundering. You’ll also learn:

  • Who is responsible for care and maintenance?
  • What are the top 10 things to do?
  • What about mosquitoes and ticks?
  • That it’s pretty hard to mess up good FR/AR.


Derek Sang Technical Training Manager, QSSP, CSHEP, Bulwark

Derek has conducted an average of 20 live trainings a year for more than 500 people in seven countries. He’s been involved with the flame-resistant clothing industry in a variety of roles – from 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, he has worked closely with Fortune 1000 companies as they look 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 as a technical training manager, 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 a Qualified Safety Sales Professional; a Certified Environmental, Health, Safety Professional; and a Certified Safety Health and Environmental Technician.


Barry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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