Dennis L. Mater is the North American Thermal Apparel Technical Team and Technical Sales Leader for DuPont Protection Solutions. Dennis serves as a technical lead for North American innovations and application development initiatives within the thermal protective apparel businesses. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in textile chemistry from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Burn incidents don't happen often, so there isn't much to worry about, right? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 16,000 industrial injuries due to thermal burns were reported for the year 2013. From 2000 to 2013, nearly 2,300 workers died as a result of injuries sustained in an industrial fire or explosion.