BLACKHAWK! Products Group™ introduces the Ergonomic Duty Belt Harness for law enforcement to alleviate the discomfort from heavy-duty rigs.
Online PR News – 19-December-2009 – – NORFOLK, VA -- BLACKHAWK! Products Group™, the world leader in manufacturing tactical gear for the military, law enforcement, industrial security and outdoor markets has responded to the growing concern in the law enforcement community related to discomfort and injuries from long-term use of duty belts and related gear.
In the past several decades, officers have been required to carry more and more items on their duty belts. As a result there has been an increase in chronic neuro-muscular injuries to the hips and lower back. Several studies and articles have been published on methods to relieve the discomfort faced by officers wearing heavy duty belts.
With a grant funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), BLACKHAWK! developed and tested an Ergonomic Duty Belt Harness that shifts the weight of the equipment-laden duty belt from the hip structure of the officer to the shoulders. This harness fits under the duty shirt and with a minor modification to the duty shirt, attaches to the duty belt. T
he Ergonomic Duty Belt Harness fits a broad range of body types and body armor packages. There is no need to purchase a specific type of body armor to accommodate the Ergonomic Duty Belt Harness. There are no moving parts to fail which means officers can wear the Ergonomic Duty Belt Harness in confidence and health every day on the job. Available two sizes that are adjustable to fit almost every officer for an MSRP of $79.99.
BLACKHAWK! Products Group™, founded in 1993 by President and CEO Mike Noell, is a leading US manufacturer of tactical, military, shooting sports and law enforcement equipment. BLACKHAWK! is a global manufacturer of tactical gear, body armor, law enforcement duty gear, holsters, hydration systems, protective gloves and gear, apparel and footwear, knives, illumination tools, breaching tools, hunting gear, and recoil reducing stocks. BLACKHAWK! headquarters is in Norfolk, Virginia, with US manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Montana, and Idaho. For more information on BLACKHAWK! and BLACKHAWK! products, log on to www.BLACKHAWK.com or call 800-694-5263.