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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Releases New Powered Hand Tools Safety Training Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released a new tool safety training program, Powered Hand Tools: Safety Is In Your Hands, to help protect employees against the hazards of powered hand tools. It describes general precautions, the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), and safety practices specific to a tool's energy source.

"Powered tools are used in virtually all industries," said Chris Scaglione, product manager, Safety & Environmental, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. "But this makes it easy for employees to take them for granted. We designed this program to alert them to the risks and help guard themselves against complacency."

Powered Hand Tools: Safety Is In Your Hands stresses the danger of fast-moving parts and various power sources. The program identifies various PPE for the head, ears, eyes and hands, highlighting its importance and how it can help prevent injuries.

The training program also explains the importance of proper housekeeping, including prevention of fire by removing flammable materials, correct tool use and posture, and proper storage and maintenance.

The program also identifies hazards that arise from a tool's power source. It covers safety do's and don'ts for electric, battery-operated, pneumatic and powder-actuated tools. It also gives the basic functions of each, explains how they work, and shows viewers how to operate them safely. This course is available as a DVD, streaming video and is 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 course 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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