Comparing the Effects of Different Body Armor Systems on the Occupational Performance of Police Officers

Abstract

Policing duties may inherently be dangerous due to stab, blunt trauma and ballistic threats. The addition of individual light armor vests (ILAVs) has been suggested as a means to protect officers. However, the addition of the extra load of the ILAV may affect officer ability to conduct occupational tasks. The purpose of this study was to determine if… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15050893