Discover first ever DuPont virtual event for key stakeholders in the field of Safety and Personal Protection.

Join us on May 18-19th for 2 days of diverse sessions brought to you by industry leaders, keynote speakers, associations and safety experts. 


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Whatever your role in your organisation, if you care about staff safety, then Teaming up for Safety℠ is for you. Our expert-led sessions will help to educate, inform and inspire safety professionals.


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    The UK Conformity Assessment Regime post Brexit: UKCA & UKNI marking                                                                   

    Have you checked if your personal protective equipment is still compliant after Brexit? In this comprehensive session, discover how to meet the new requirements.

    Alan Murray (BSIF)                                                      

    Is there a future for smart textiles in the PPE world?   

    With ever-changing legislation, trends and technological advancements, our attitudes towards smart textiles are evolving. Hear opinions from experts like Centexbel and Clim8 on the future of smart textiles, with a key focus on manufacturing, safety law and wearers' needs.

    Karin Eufinger (Centexbel) ,
    Florian Miguet (Clim8),
    Aldjia Begriche (DuPont)

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    How clean is clean ?                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    Keeping firefighters safe from flames is essential, but we also need to keep them clean from contamination. In this session, we’ll share learnings from US professional firefighters, demonstrating the chemical hazards of fires and how to decontaminate your gear. 

    Daniel Silvestri ( 911 Safety Equipment)                                                                                                               

    Urban Interface and Wildland Fire Fighting PPE

    The hazards of wildland fires are more than just heat and flames. Explore the avenues for improved protection from professional firefighters from the USA.

    Rick Swan (IFF)

    Can the PPE industry handle the next pandemic?                             

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world, and PPE has had to step up to the challenge. In this insightful interactive session, we’ll be asking the toughest questions about the future of safety wear. Join us to hear the points of view of WHO, BASF and Medtech. Moderated by DuPont, this session is not to be missed by anyone looking to be better prepared.

    Michael Griffin (WHO)
    Jesús Rueda Rodríguez (Medtech)
    Joachim Koch (BASF)
    Klaus-Heinrich Kokemüller(BASF)
    Albrecht Gerland (DuPont)

    Control banding - the power of hypnosis

    For the safest risk management, you need to employ the best practices. Learn from a global pharmaceutical expert ‘the downside’ vs. the benefits of control banding to stay safe.

    Marc Abromovitz (Novartis)

    PPEs strategy from a normal run to a crisis situation

    Listen to the industry expert sharing their experience in adapting their PPE strategy to the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

    Benjamin Hulot (Veolia), Pablo Cuesta Lopez (Veolia)

    When Prevention Fails... on Burns and Scars

    During this talk you will learn about the causes of burns, the different types as well as treatments. We will also look into scars and the impact they have on burn victims.

    Fenike TEMPELMAN (Medical Doctor)

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    Cleanrooms​: Importance of Cleanroom Operator Management​                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    There are many risks with cleanroom operators – including them being the largest source of contamination. While many try to automate processes such as the filling and closing of vials, there are many processes that require human intervention. In this session, a cleanroom professor will outline the critical importance of the cleanroom operator and their role in the production process.         

    Matts Ramstorp (BioTekPro AB)                                                                                                              

    (EU) 2016/425 PPE legislation​: Key aspects​

    The new PPE regulation comes into full effect in April 2021. Find out how to change best practices to be compliant with this new legislation and what it means for you. 

    Henk Vanhoute (European Safety Federation)

    “Criminal Liability” with specific reference to the duties of suppliers & manufacturers of PPE​                               

    Do you understand the implications of ignoring health and safety regulations? In this session, you’ll find out more about your legal liability while protecting your workers. This expert-led presentation looks at the ramifications of safety practices for employers and manufacturers, using examples from South Africa.

    Raynard Looch (Looch Associates & Corporate Member of SAIOSH)

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    How to assess the performance of your electric arc protective clothing                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    When working with electrical installations, it’s essential to understand the risks that could potentially be life-threatening. DuPont™ Arc-Man®  simulated arc flash will assess the performance of the personal protective clothing in action. Discover why testing is so important to protect against electric arc and serious injury. In this session, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of risk management and how to assess your PPE, helping to keep you and your teams safe.          

    Yannick Ittner (DuPont)                                                                                                                 

    Consequences of improper chemical protective wear

    Choosing the right personal protective equipment is one thing – learning how to use it is another. In this demonstration, you’ll witness the consequences of wearing chemical protective clothing incorrectly. 

    Steve Marnach (DuPont) 

    Will your thermal protective clothing go the distance?                              

    Find out how to make your thermal protective clothing last for the long-haul with this interactive session. We’ll show you how intense washing affects your clothing’s durability and performance.  This live session will also feature DuPont™ Thermo-Man® demonstrations. 

    Pauline Weisser (DuPont) 

    Specifying Arc Flash Clothing: How to interpret ATPV/ELIM and Box test 

    For protection in even the most dangerous of situations, testing is essential. In this live session, an industry expert will take you through the key differences between electric arc tests, from ATPV and ELIM to box tests. Take no chances with this comprehensive electrical safety presentation.

    Paul Hopton (Electrical Safety UK)

    Suit up for combined chemical and thermal hazards in ex-zones

    Working in explosive zones comes with multiple hazards. Discover how to choose the appropriate personal protective clothing and keep your teams safe with this in-depth course.

    Stéphane Novak (DuPont) 

    Comfort & Personal Protective Clothing: can you have them both?

    Without question, safety is the top priority for personal protective equipment, but without comfort, wearers may not be able to carry out their jobs safely. In this expert session, we’ll talk you through the essentials of wearers' comfort and hazard safeguarding. Discover how to choose the right gear to strike the balance between safety and comfort.

    Bénédicte Valance (DuPont) 

    How to increase both protection and comfort of your electric arc protective clothing

    If you’re facing risks of intense electric arcs, you need to trust your PPE. Discover how to layer lightweight garments for better protection compared to single-layered heavyweight solutions, while increasing your comfort.

    Gokhan Duman (DuPont) 

    Making the cut: why there are two methods for testing gloves

    When facing mechanical hazards, using the appropriate cut-protective gloves is essential. With simulated tests, experts from Meyrin will demonstrate the differences between two industry standard cut tests to measure the efficacy of your PPE: TDM 100 and the Coup cup test methods.

    Richard Samson(DuPont)  and Olivier Noth (DuPont) 

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    Risk assessment: Exposure Measurement at the workplace; assumption and challenges​

    Not sure how to measure the exposure at your workplace? Find the answers with an industry expert who will share the best practice examples during this comprehensive session.

    Silke Büchl (Praevena)

    The Power of DuPont™ SafeSPEC™​ & Product Selection                           

    Stay protected against the toughest jobs as we take you through the DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ tool. Discover how to select the best equipment based on hazards, materials and more, all with a fully optimised and easy to use online tool.

    Steve Marnach (DuPont) 

    Get the facts: why design is essential for thermal protective clothing

    Learn the value of great product design when it comes to protecting your teams. Witness the different consequences a design can have on thermal protection with a ThermoMan™ test. 

    Clara Sorel (DuPont) , Isabelle  Boivinet (Groupe Mulliez-Flory)

    Why correct donning and doffing of chemical protective clothing is so important

    The right personal protective equipment isn’t just about the material or the design. It’s also about correct wearing practices. In this expert session, we will explain to you the correct donning and doffing procedures to help you stay safe.

    Steve Marnach (DuPont) 

    Unlocking Value through a Vulnerability Management​ 

    Most companies tend to consider and manage risk, including safety risks, using a standardized approach, and using lagging indicators to measure effectiveness of their efforts.  This does not work.  Risks are dynamic, not static, and they are specific to each site or operation.  By taking a more systemic view, and considering the vulnerabilities in your operation – be they related to equipment reliability, process design or compliance with safety rules – companies can better address and mitigate risks, significantly improving safety outcomes.

    Nicholas Bahr (DSS Sustainable Solutions)

    Can undergarments impact the performance of FR clothing?

    When it comes to thermal hazards, there is no room for error. Wearing inappropriate undergarments beneath FR clothing may compromise your safety. With a Thermo-Man® demonstration, we’ll show you FR clothing in action, demonstrating the importance and impacts of layering appropriately.

    Tara Veit (Fuchshuber Techno-Tex GmbH)

    Equip your safety culture​

    Even the most meticulously designed industrial processes must still be implemented by humans, and thus are subject to human error.  Indeed, it is estimated that 80% of accidents can be related to human error. For this reason, safety culture, behaviour and capability development is critical as companies seek to make improvements to their safety performance. The DSS Speaker will speak about the importance of culture, mindsets and behaviours in effectively managing safety, and the means through which companies can improve, citing several best practices.

    Mathieu Leduc (DSS Sustainable Solutions)

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    How can we ensure a more sustainable future for PPE?                                

    Alongside safety, environmental concerns are at the forefront of the PPE industry’s agenda. In this panel session led by sustainability experts, we’ll discuss the methods and practices we can use to make the textile industry more sustainable, from recycling and waste management to the circular economy. Join the session with industry experts like Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA) and VF Corporation to discover more.

    Alexa A. Dembek (DuPont)
    Rahel KRAUSE (Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, ITA)
    Lene JUL (Fristads)

    Improving safety culture, enabling safety excellence, best practice                                                                                                                                    

    The keys to achieving best in class safety performance and culture

    In this dynamic, interactive online session we’ll be exploring the challenges to effective sustainable safety culture change and the barriers and enablers for safety excellence.  We’ll explore how safety can often be misperceived by leaders as ‘something that someone else does for us/not my job’,  we’ll define what safety really is, and then create meaningful strategies to build a culture of safety excellence in your organization right now.         

    Andrew Sharman (RMS)                                                                                                                                                       

    New topic coming soon!                  

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    Keith Robson (Renault)


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