Brass Knuckle® Launches Ergonomic Product Line

Monday, October 17, 2016

Brass Knuckle®, a manufacturer of high-quality, cost-effective safety solutions, has launched a line of ergonomically designed occupational

body protection products under their SmartShell brand. The new offerings include three different styles of kneepads and an adjustable

back support. Aggressive growth of the line is planned throughout 2017.

Ergonomics — the science of fitting a job to a person — can have a dramatic positive effect on worker productivity. Employees whose jobs

include heavy lifting, pushing or pulling, repetitive motion, bending, stooping, or holding awkward body positions are at risk for musculoskeletal

disorders (MSDs), a class of occupational injuries that, according to OSHA, are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work

time. Ergonomically designed products can help lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity, and reduce the number and severity of work-related MSDs.

The increased comfort helps boost worker compliance.

“From cleaning crews to construction workers, everyone’s at risk. MSDs aren’t just about big, brawny guys doing heavy lifting. So we will flesh this

line out with quality products that make a difference in all workers’ lives,” said Tony Spearing, vice president of Brass Knuckle.

Brass Knuckle has designed its knee pads to provide protection and stability while retaining the needed occupational flexibility for workers whose

jobs require periods of kneeling. The line includes a variety of application-specific choices. The BKKN100 light-duty cushioned pads provide comfort

and protection for short-term applications, while the heavy-duty BKKN200 offers a contoured hard cap for longer wear. The BKKN300 heavier-duty pads

feature gel-injected cushioning for all-day wear, with a broad cap that redirects pressure away from the kneecap while helping maintain stability.

Corner “glides” facilitate sliding and scooting.

The ergonomic line expansion also includes the company’s first back-support product, which features elastic suspenders to distribute body stress and

tapered abdominal panels to conform to different body sizes. While back supports can help control posture and promote positive, safer lifting habits,

workers should be reminded to always lift properly and be aware of the risks of over-lifting. Back injuries can be extremely costly to businesses,

and account for 20 percent of workplace injuries — the single largest category of injuries.

About Brass Knuckle

Brass Knuckle® grew out of a partnership with one of North America’s oldest dedicated safety product supply companies. From product inception

to quality control, we manage every aspect of product development to ensure ergonomics, protection and cost efficiency, maximizing compliance and safety.

Brass Knuckle is a member of the Volk Enterprises family of companies, whose international strategic alliances with documented professional supply

partners allow for a full range of safety products, programs and services to clients across the globe. For more information, contact Brass Knuckle® Safety Products, 1335 Ridgeland Parkway, Suite 120, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Phone: 770-674-8930.