The PPE Conundrum: When Both Chemical & Flash Fire Hazards Collide

Provide guidance and practical considerations to safety professionals for selecting PPE for dual chemical and fire hazards. This will include:

  • Potential situations in which chemical and flame hazards may simultaneously occur in refineries, petrochemical plants, laboratories and hazardous maintenance operations.
  • Relevant performance standards for both Chemical protection & Fire Hazards protection.
  • Discussion on the difference between Chemical penetration and permeation, and why it will matter to safety professionals.
  • Discussion of some current market CR/FR protective clothing offerings and options.

Learning Objective 1: Understand when combined CR/FR hazard scenarios may occur.

Learning Objective 2: Understand what factors, standards, and test data are important when selecting PPE clothing solutions.

Learning Objective 3: Understand that CR/FR threats exist and possible PPE clothing solutions available to protect workers.

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: August 24, 2017
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Susan Lovasic is the Global Regulatory Affairs Manager - Tyvek® Protective Apparel for DuPont Protection Solutions and is located in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Lovasic received her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and has worked for DuPont since 1984 in both research and marketing capacities across a variety of businesses, including Stainmaster® and Antron® nylon carpet fibers, Kevlar® and Nomex® aramid fibers, and Tyvek® and Tychem® chemical protective garments.

Since 1996, Ms. Lovasic’s research efforts have focused on protective apparel applications to help protect wearers against chemical, biological, thermal, and fire hazards. She has led research to assess the critical properties of protective apparel ranging from assessment of comfort and durability properties to instrumented thermal mannequin fire and electric arc flash testing and hazardous chemical barrier testing.

Ms. Lovasic holds four U.S. patents associated with materials used for fabrics and clothing for electric arc, flame, and fire protection.

Duration: 1 Hour

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