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  1. Vegas Strong

    Vegas Strong

    A Community Unrelenting

    Sunday, October 1st, 2017 was a day Las Vegas won’t soon forget. The frantic early morning text messages, panicked phone calls, and frightening news reports as it happened and the momentary feeling of hopelessness we all felt in the aftermath of the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival took its toll on our community. However, amidst the chaos and in front of stunned onlookers across the nation, our first responders and service members led our city’s recovery and have since worked tirelessly to ensure its security. It is not a hard pattern to identify: a building or residence catches fire, our first responders race towards the flames to battle the blaze; a gunman opens fire on an innocent crowd, our first responders put themselves between the shooter and the civilians to shield them. No matter what seems to occur, the men and women that have voluntarily chosen a career path to serv

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  2. Duck Creek Days

    Duck Creek Days

    Duck Creek Days is an annual Artisan Festival held in Duck Creek Village, UT. Come out and support your local community, enjoy live entertainment, and visit 212 Performance. For more information on Duck Creek Days, including directions, please visit their official website.

    COME SEE 212 PERFORMANCE AT DUCK CREEK DAYS 2018

    Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28

    10am-8pm

    Duck Creek Days is an annual Artisan Festival held in Duck Creek Village, UT. Come out and support your local community, enjoy live entertainment, and visit 212 Performance. For more information on Duck Creek Days, including directions, please

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  3. New! 212 Performance Military Gloves

    New! 212 Performance Military Gloves

    212 Performance was recently given an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with some of our nation’s bravest individuals, members of our armed forces. The objective was simple; to create a glove that could withstand the brutal conditions these fearless individuals face on a day-to-day basis. Initially, this military segment had been constantly purchasing replacement gloves as those available to them were not able to withstand the wear-and-tear those service members required of their equipment. Working together, we identified unique solutions to address their specific needs and the issues they faced, all the while relishing in the opportunity to field test these gloves with them, side-by-side. You can imagine the shock on their faces when our gloves were withstanding the wear caused by hauling around rolls of razor wire, and when finished, were read

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  4. EN 388 Update

    EN 388 Update

    EN 388 Gets an Update

    This past year the European regulatory standard for the EN388 test, updated their cut resistance testing to include a new metric.

    Why the Change

    The main, driving reason for the update to the existing method has been the advances made in cut-resistant fabrics, particularly those that include steel or other hardened fibers that add strength to the fabric. These newer fabrics would often blunt the cutting edge of the rotary blades used by the Coup test resulting in far greater cut resistance results given due to the increased difficulty the blade had in subsequent cuts as the existing criteria had the same blade used repeatedly across multiple cuts.

    Thus some gloves would be rated f

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  5. Impact Resistance

    Impact Resistance

    Learn About Impact Resistant Work Gloves

    What is it?

    Impact resistance is, mechanically speaking, the ability of a material to resist permanent deformation caused by high force or shock applied to it over an extremely short period of time. When this is applied to protective gloves, it is a measure of a glove material’s ability to deflect or dampen an impact enough that it reduces that impact’s capacity to result in injury to the wearer.

    How does it work?

    Dealing with impacts is far more complicated than it seems at first glance. Other types of resistances, like abrasion or tear resistance, rely solely on the glove material either insulating the wearer’s hand from the hazard, o

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  6. New Gloves: Know What Welding Gloves to Buy

    New Gloves: Know What Welding Gloves to Buy

    Pick the Right Welding Gloves

    More than any other industry, having the right welding glove means more than just keeping your fingers and hands safe. Welding gloves can either help or hinder your ability to be productive and get work done.

    By welding's nature it is an industry that brings together several extremes that your hand protection needs to defend against. First and foremost is extreme heat both direct and radiant, then there's the often sharp and abrasive nature of the metals being worked on, and let's not forget about spattering droplets of molten metal that tend to burn holes through protective equipment.

    Our goal is to help protect you and your hands from these dangers with gloves that are comfortable to wear, increase your dexterity, and help you be more productive.

    Our Approach

    We have identified four of the most common problems with weldin

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  7. What World Safety Day Means to 212

    What World Safety Day Means to 212

    The 212 Performance Team has a long history of keeping employees, racers, DIY'ers, and average Joes safe during their jobs and tasks. When asked to take a step back and ask ourselves why we do what we do, it's hard to put a finger on why exactly we are in this industry and why we go to the lengths we do in order to create our products. Safety isn't a sexy industry by any means, nor is it a get rich quick job. In fact, it's quite the opposite. The safety industry supports some of the toughest jobs on the planet and, as part of that industry, we support some of the hardest working people on the planet. For us, it comes down to two words: Challenge and Satisfaction.

    In honor of World Day for Safety and Health at Work we wanted to take a minute and talk about what safety means to us and why we do what we do.

    The 212 Performance Team has a long

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  8. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Starting in 2003 the International Labor Organization (ILO) began the yearly observance of April 28 as a day to promote awareness and prevention of accidents and diseases at work. As an organization devoted to advancing opportunities for individuals worldwide to obtain decent and productive work they have constantly advocated for increased workplace awareness of the need for a culture of occupational safety and health.

    Starting in 2003 the International Labor Organization (ILO) began the yearly observance of April 28 as a day to promote awareness and prevention of accidents and diseases at work. As an organization devoted to advancing opportunities for individuals worldwide to obtain decent and productive work they have constantly advocated for increased workplace awareness of the need for a culture of occupational safety and health.

    A

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  9. Cut Resistance

    Cut Resistance

    Learn About Glove Cut Resistance Standards

    What is it?

    When it comes to the topic of hand safety, cut resistance is the single most talked about factor because cuts and lacerations are by far the most common type of hand injuries. Cut resistance is a measure of how much the material resists an attempt to cut through it and it is measured according to two different standards.

    How is it tested?

    The methods

    A glove’s cut resistance rating is determined by testing it against either the ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 or the EN 388-2016 standards or against both of them. In North America the ANSI test is the preferred method and EN 388 is a global standard preferred in Europe, Asia, and South America.

    ANSI

    The ANSI or TDM test

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  10. Puncture Resistance

    Puncture Resistance

    Learn About Glove Puncture Resistance

    What is it?

    To put it simply, puncture resistance is a measure of the tensile strength of a glove’s materials and how resistant the fibers are to breaking or being forced apart in order for a foreign object to penetrate through the material. It is not a rating of how puncture proof a glove or material is. Just as with cut and abrasion resistances, if something is sharp enough, moving fast enough, or persistent enough, it will get through even the best gloves – it just might take more or less force or time to get through different materials.

    How is it tested?

    The current method

    Both ANSI and EN 388 currently use a similar test to determine overall puncture resistance. This test primaril

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