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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Launches Sulfuric Acid Training Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Mar. 4, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released a new hazardous materials training program, Sulfuric Acid: Safe Handling, to help employees work safely with and around sulfuric acid.

The program discusses the physical properties of sulfuric acid as an oxidizer and corrosive, including appearance, grades, behaviors and reactive properties. The program identifies the personal protective equipment (PPE) employees must wear while working with sulfuric acid and lists PPE inspection and maintenance guidelines.

Employees receive guidance on what to do before working with sulfuric acid and what first aid steps to take in the event of exposure. Sulfuric Acid: Safe Handling also cites safety precautions for working with storage tanks, pumps, and piping; describes how to manage spills and leaks; and explains how to unload sulfuric acid from tank trucks and rail cars.

Sulfuric acid is a common component of many everyday products, but it also is a hazardous substance. Many employees encounter sulfuric acid on a daily basis and this program will help them understand how to work safely around it. This course is available as a DVD, streaming video and coming soon as an interactive, customizable online training course.

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

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of DuPont's 12 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 Learning & Development 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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