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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


Disposable Clothing

If workers are exposed to various hazards in the course of their daily work it is important to be sure that they are protected on the job.  According to OSHA this is the employer’s responsibility!  Whether a worker is exposed to liquid splashes or spills or dry chemical hazards, disposable protective clothing is an option to offer this protection. The first step in determining the level of protection that is needed is to assess the hazards that the workers are exposed to on the job. This will ensure that the PPE that is chosen will be suitable for the application in which it is going to be used. There are various types of disposable clothing and each type is specific to the type of hazard that is in the workplace.  The substance that a worker is exposed to will determine the level breakthrough time of permeation needed in the clothing.  Manufacturers of protective clothing perform tests to see how chemicals move through the clothing on a molecular level. These tests evaluate the breakthrough time of the fabric.

Types of Hazards
  • Liquids
  • Sprays
  • Solid Particles
  • Biohazards
  • Radioactive Particles

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