Don't Experiment with Your Safety
- Type: Archived Webinar
- Level: Basic
- Duration: 1 hour
- PDHs: 0.00
Workers in the laboratory are often exposed to liquid chemicals and fire and explosive hazards that pose a risk of chemical or thermal burns. Although these risks cannot always be removed, they can often be managed. By conducting a hazard assessment, eliminating hazards where possible, instituting engineering and administrative controls, and ensuring the issuance and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), employers can help provide a safer work environment.
Because hazard removal and engineering and administrative controls are not always feasible, PPE should be a key component of an effective worker safety program. In a lab environment, garments that are chemical splash protective (CP), flame resistant (FR), or flame resistant and chemical splash protective (FRCP) provide a foundational defense. CP and FRCP lab coats designed for these lab hazards, when consistently and properly worn, can help ensure worker safety.
Due to the increase in awareness of the number of accidents and injuries related to fire and clothing ignition, the use of FR lab coats in research and commercial labs has become an increasingly important component to lab safety. In this webinar, we’ll take you through the basics of the chemical protection market, discuss common laboratory hazards and highlight the difference between FR and non-FR lab coats.
As a thank you for registering for this webinar, we’ll send a copy of Bulwark’s whitepaper: Protecting Lab Workers from Liquid Chemical Splash and Thermal Burn Injury.
Derek Sang has been involved with the Flame-Resistant Clothing industry in a variety of roles from the service, manufacturing and garment sides of the business for over 25 years.
The first 10 years of his career Derek worked directly with end-users developing and implementing Flame Resistant 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 look to develop FR Clothing programs.
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