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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Launches Personal Protective Equipment Maintenance Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., February 28, 2013 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has developed a new workplace safety training program that discusses standard protocols on the handling, inspection, and maintenance of various personal protective equipment (PPE).

PPE: Inspect and Respect takes a close look at hard hats, earplugs and earmuffs, safety glasses, goggles and face shields, chemical and electrical gloves, respirators, protective footwear, and harnesses and lanyards. The program explains how each piece of equipment works and how it can protect employees from specific safety risks.

PPE: Inspect and Respect helps train employees to spot the signs of physical damage to their equipment. Showing them where to look and what to look for, the program identifies the critical parts of safety gear and offers safety dos and don'ts. The program also provides a detailed look at a hard hat's suspension system, the anatomy of a respirator, the proper way to wear gloves, and the correct procedures for washing earmuffs.

Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing sales@training.dupont.com. A free online preview is accessible at www.training.dupont.com. Preview and purchase online or get instant access with CoastalFlix™ streaming video.

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 13 DuPont business groups, is an integrated, global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings comprise four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Learning & Development and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently, and improve worker skills and performance. More than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries have used Training Solutions products and services to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

Sarah Britt Kate Bailey

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