On episode 126 of EHS On Tap, Derek Sang, technical training manager at Bulwark, talks about common myths and misconceptions about flame-resistant clothing. This episode is sponsored by Bulwark.
Derek Sang has been involved with the flame-resistant clothing (FRC) industry in a variety of roles from the service, manufacturing and garment sides of the business for over 20 years.
The first 10 years of his career, Sang worked directly with end-users developing and implementing FRC 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 careers, Sang has developed and conducted over 250 educational and informational seminars on the hazards of arc flash and flash fire for a variety of companies, associations and organizations including NSC, VPPPA, NJATC, NECA and ASSP.
In his current position as a Technical Training Manager, he has developed over 40 hours of training curriculum for The Bulwark Institute. These training efforts cover all aspects of FR clothing and are delivered utilizing live class courses, online training, webinars and in-person seminars. The Bulwark Institute focuses on non-commercial 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 (SME), Sang is also a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) and a Certified Environmental, Health, Safety Professional (IASHEP) and Certified Safety Health and Environmental Technician (IASHEP).