Onsite Workshop And Road Show Formats Offer Flexible Options

Kappler training gives you the option of a comprehensive two-day seminar at Kappler’s corporate campus, or a concentrated customized program at your location. Either way, you get the industry’s best training for protective apparel selection and use. It’s exactly what you would expect from the world’s leading innovator in chemical and biohazard protective clothing.

Workshop

Onsite at Kappler

Located in the scenic mountain-lakes city of Guntersville, Alabama, Kappler offers a one-of-a-kind training opportunity. Conducted at the company’s corporate campus, Kappler University Workshop is a comprehensive, two-day seminar that blends informative presentations with valuable hands-on exercises.

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Road Show

At Your Location

The Kappler University Road Show offers customized training at your location, tailored to the needs of the specific audience. Whether the focus is general industry, hazmat or both, the format allows us to be flexible based on the available time. A two to four-hour session is usually ideal, but extended sessions are available based on your needs.

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Welcome to Kappler University Onsite Workshop

Get ready to experience true Southern hospitality and world-class training.

The workshop is packed with information, including an overview of Kappler fabrics, detailed technical presentations, and critical protective apparel selection and use knowledge. The “Hands-on Hazmat Session” provides a series of challenging but fun exercises and competitions.

The agenda features a campus tour including our R&D and manufacturing facilities. Each day is capped off with casual lakeside dining at different locations on beautiful Lake Guntersville. Kappler provides delicious lunches and dinners plus hotel accommodations – you just cover travel expenses to and from our facility.

Our workshop is geared toward providing attendees with detailed knowledge of protective apparel and related topics. You’ll leave with a greater understanding of Kappler, an abundance of knowledge on chemical and biohazard protection, and an inside view of our mission to “keep bad stuff off people.”

Location, Logistics & Pricing

Kappler University sessions are held in a dedicated training facility on Kappler's corporate campus in Guntersville, Alabama. Each session is one and a half days and can accommodate up to 20 attendees. All course materials, snacks, drinks, lunch and dinner are provided. Classes include a tour of the Kappler R&D and manufacturing facilities.


Schedule Of Events

Wednesday Afternoon
5:30 p.m. Arrival at Wyndham Garden Inn, Dinner to Follow
Thursday
7:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m. Arrive at Kappler Training Center
7:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Kappler Terminology
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Kappler History
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Fabrics, Seams and Styles
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m. EPA Levels of Protection
9:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Hands-On Training
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Hazard Assessment
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Technical Topics
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Operations Overview
2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Plant Tour
3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Product Features and Benefits
Friday
7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Arrive at Kappler Training Center
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. New Products
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Team Hazmat Responses Leak-a-nator
10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Hazmatch Demonstration
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Team Meeting and Scenarios
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Wrap Up/Lunch at Kappler

Our Recent Onsite Classes

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Kappler Road Show – Our Training, Your Place

The Kappler University Road Show offers customized training at your location, tailored to the needs of the specific audience. Whether the focus is general industry, hazmat or both, the format allows us to be flexible based on the available time. A two to four-hour session is usually ideal, but extended sessions are available based on your needs.

If you are interested in scheduling a Road Show, please contact Philip Mann at pmann@kappler.com or Miller Opolka at mopolka@kappler.com.

Available Course Topics

  • Kappler Corporate Overview
  • EPA Levels of Protection
  • Fabrics, Seams and Styles
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Hands-on/ Pressure Testing
  • ASTM Test Methods
  • NFPA Standards
    Kappler NFPA Certified Products
  • Features and Benefits
    Kappler Fabric Families
  • Multi-Hazard Scenario Case Studies

Meet the presenters: Philip Mann and Miller Opolka

As Technical Director for Kappler, Philip Mann is responsible for technical support for Kappler’s protective garments. He has worked in the protective apparel industry since 1988, including research and development, technical support, training and product certifications. He is involved in training of professionals worldwide who specify or use chemical protective apparel. Philip serves as a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Clothing and Equipment. He also has been involved in the ASTM F-23 Committee on Protective Clothing, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, and the American Nuclear Society.

As Kappler’s Technical Product Manager, Miller Opolka focuses on product development, design improvement, and customized training courses specific to the needs of the end user. Through multiple projects with fire/rescue, medical, and law enforcement personnel, Miller has gained valuable insight into the demanding applications existing in the workplace. Miller partners with Kappler’s Technical Director, Philip Mann, in providing on-site educational classes at numerous facilities and training centers across the country. He has been a member of Kappler’s Research and Development Board since 2017.

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