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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

Welding Gloves

Welding Gloves protect welders from hazards on the job such as arc rays, sharp metal, flying metal, hot objects,electric shock and fire.  The ANSI Z49.1 requirement states that welders wear welding gloves while in the workplace.  It also ensures that the glove will be dry and resistant to moisture, no holes or tears, flame resistant and insulated to protect against electric shock and excessive heat.  They should be comfortable, flexible, durable, cut and puncture resistant and made from materials that are healthy and safe for the worker  If you have questions when choosing your gloves, give us a call at 866-864-3495 or chat with us online.   Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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