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Week of May 20, 2019

When it comes to understanding body armor there can be confusion over which type of body armor protects against which type of ammunition.  Understanding the NIJ 0101.06 armor protection levels is clearly explained.  The term "Bullet Proof" is a widely used term that is inaccurate and paints a picture that it cannot be penetrated.  Any body armor has the potential to be penetrated.  There are various levels of protection that must be adhered to in the law enforcement world.  The (Justice Technology Information Center) JTIC Understanding NIJ 0101.06 Armor Protection Levels is a snapshot of the projectile threats and classification of body armor related to these threats.  Here is NIJ complete info on Body Armor

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Protective Clothing

Keep yourself safe from chemical, biological and environmental hazards by wearing protective clothing on the job.

Evaluate the hazards in the workplace to choose the best type of protective clothing for your workers.  Protective Clothing will create a barrier of protection for workers in occupations where they are exposed to materials such as chemicals, dust, dirt, body fluids, biohazards and mold.  The first step to choose the right protection for your workforce is to evaluate the hazards that workers are exposed to on the job.                    

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Select Safety carries a large selection of disposable clothing from various manufacturers.  There are different types to choose from depending on your work environment and budget.

Tyvek disposable clothing has the barrier protection built right into the material in the manufacturing process.  Other brands coat the clothing with a special barrier protective material.

FR Clothing is made according to standards that have been issued for the manufacturing and testing of this type of special clothing for flash fire and arc flash environments.  It offers the worker time to escape because the clothing does not ignite as it would with non-FR work-wear.
Welding Clothing is specifically made for welders due to the specific hazards in that industry.

Other Types of Protective Clothing includes rainwear and hi-viz clothing that is needed in certain occupations.  
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