DuPont Announces Virtual Event on “Next Normal” for Navigating Safety in the Oil & Gas Industry

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Panel of experts to discuss how to address safety challenges—and available PPE solutions—for the oil & gas and petrochemical workforce during COVID-19 pandemic

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“At DuPont, we are now more focused than ever on providing expert technical support and educational opportunities to help safety managers quickly solve current and future challenges." said David Domnisch, DuPont Personal Protection.

DuPont Personal Protection today announced that it will be hosting a virtual panel event titled “Returning & Reopening—Navigating safety in the ‘Next Normal’ for the oil & gas and petrochemical workforce,” on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET.

The panel of distinguished experts participating in this event includes: Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP, an Environment, Health and Safety Fellow and Global Occupational Hygiene Competency Leader at DuPont; Mike Keller, CSP, a Senior Manager of Refinery Safety Affairs at Valero Energy Corporation; and Mark Tartaglia, MSPH, CIH, the CIH Consultant Team Lead for DuPont Protection Solutions.

During a 45-minute collaborative discussion, these three industry experts will provide key insights to help attendees solve the new challenges they may face in the “Next Normal” due to evolving guidance and new industry standards related to workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the discussion, the panel of experts will answer questions from attendees.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique and unexpected safety and PPE related challenges that require oil & gas and petrochemical companies to adapt to a ‘Next Normal’ as they reopen their operations around the world,” said David Domnisch, Global Business Director, DuPont Personal Protection.

“Guidance from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and others continues to evolve as more is learned about this deadly virus,” noted Domnisch. “At DuPont, we are now more focused than ever on providing expert technical support and educational opportunities to help safety managers quickly solve current and future challenges. This upcoming event is a great example of how we are putting this commitment into action.”    

For more information about this virtual panel event and to register, visit

The DuPont Personal Protection unit of DuPont Safety & Construction remains committed to working to ensure that every employee in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries is protected against the unique hazards they face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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