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Coronavirus Practical Guide for Those Who Power Our World: FR/AR Clothing & FR Cloth Face Coverings


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4/14/21 12:00 pm to 4/14/21 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

The past year has brought enormous changes to our lives, especially on the job, and it looks like some of them will stick around for some time. In the safety industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new challenge to our mission to protect those who power the world. Now, in addition to protecting workers from thermal hazards with flame-resistant clothing, we also have to protect them from exposure to COVID-19. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the basics of protecting yourself and your employees from exposure, as well as how to do so without sacrificing your thermal protection. This will include how to neutralize the coronavirus, how to maintain the integrity of your FR/AR garments, and best practices and key points to consider when evaluating and implementing FR cloth facial coverings.

What you’ll take away:

  • What is SARS-CoV-2, the basics
  • How to neutralize the coronavirus
  • How to best maintain your FR/AR clothing during the pandemic
  • What you should look for when selecting an FR cloth facial covering, or an FR mask.


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

Derek 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 25 years. During the first 10 years of his career, he worked directly with end users to develop and implement FR clothing programs specific to the customer’s hazards. Over the past 11 years, Derek 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’ve looked to develop FR clothing programs. Derek has developed and conducted more than 250 educational and informational seminars in the United States and abroad. He has been the keynote speaker on multiple occasions discussing the hazards of arc flash, flash fire, and general safety for a variety of companies, associations and organizations.


Barry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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