Ultimate Safety: How to Maintain and Take Care of Guns and Firearms

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Whether for shooting sport, hunting, collecting or protection, there are measures that need to be taken when you decide to purchase and keep guns or firearms.

Safety as Priority

At the very top of the list of priorities when it comes to handling firearms is safety. Gun accessories such as Tyvek or canvas gun sleeves are fine to be second or third on the list; however, safety measures must always be on top.. The owner of the firearm must ensure to meet the rules in gun safety especially when cleaning or storing these firearms.

Before even purchasing a gun, one should know about the duties and responsibilities of a firearm owner. Thus, there are several questions that have to be asked and factors that have to be considered before making the decision.

Furthermore, gun owners should be willing to shell out money as long as it is to ensure the maintenance and safety of the firearms they own.

Rules in Handling Guns Safely

  • Research and study the characteristics of your firearm.

The gun owner should study both the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm that he/she purchased. Not all firearms have the same characteristics and that is why it is important for the gun owner to familiarize first the rules of carrying,  loading, unloading and handling the type of firearm that was purchased.

  • Unload firearm when not in use.

As much as possible, unload the gun when it’s not being used. This is mostly applicable for firearms that are for sports or collection. For those purposes, there are no reasons for the gun to be loaded when you are at home with your family or when you are in your car on the way to work.

  • Invest in gun safes.

We want guns and firearms to be safely and securely kept  especially when owners are not around. It’s best to invest in a good quality gun safe that would keep the firearms away from the reach of children, teens, or anyone who is not fit to handle a gun.

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Gun safes may also ensure that the firearms would not be stolen in case of theft and robbery at home. In some states, the gun owner will be held liable if their firearms are stolen and they may face penalties and punishment. Check out some gun safe reviews for you to have an idea which gun safe works best for you.

  • Ensure correct ammunition.

Incorrect ammunition or improper use of ammunition may destroy the firearm or worse, it may also cause personal injuries. Make sure that the ammunition matches the specifications within the instruction of the gun manual. Read and be wary of all the warnings in the ammunition box and gun manual.

  • Always be extra safe.

Even when your firearm has its own gun “safety” mechanical device, there may still be cases when the “safety” mode will become inoperable or in other situations, the safety mode might have been accidentally turned off. That being said, always treat your gun as if it may fire anytime. Take extra safety measures such as pointing the muzzle on a safe direction at all times.

On Work Productivity: Tips on How to Encourage Employee Productivity in the Workplace

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In all types of businesses, big and small, employee productivity is extremely essential for a positive overall company performance. As employers, it is, therefore, important for us to get to know what affects our workers’ productivity. Aside from getting to know our employees’  sources of motivations, it is also important to know some tricks on  enhancing their productivity.

About Work Productivity

Some of the factors affecting employee productivity may include issues on motivation. Not having the right information or equipment needed to get things done may also cause a downgrade in productivity. Today, worker productivity has even been affected by websites that sell fake doctors notes.

Since there are so many factors that  affect how productive employees can be in the workplace, there is also a variety of tips as to how employers can help in  increasing productivity. And so, if you are a boss who finds himself/herself caught in an unproductive employee situation, the following tips might a big help to you.

Effective Ways to Enhance Workplace Productivity

  • Motivate through incentives

One great factor that affects the productivity of a worker is motivation. If the employees are not motivated, chances are, their work performance is also down the drain. According to studies, monetary motivation, although very common, aren’t always the best motivations as they may only make the job less interesting.

Instead, the best type of motivation is making your employees feel a sense of worth. Simply appraising your employee or celebrating their little victories will definitely give them an overall push.

  • Get to know your employees

Getting to know who your employees are is also important as this will help you determine what the potential motivating factors are for them. In addition, getting to know their background will also help you understand their work performance more.

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  • Give your employees a break

Employees are not robots; they are human beings who also need time for themselves as they need to rest and personally grow as people. Giving them rest days and breaks in between work may boost their work performance as they are not bombarded and suffocated by a huge pile of non-stop work.

  • Set clear vision, mission and goals

It is also important for employers to communicate effectively. Relay the short-term and long-term goals properly; give out the details to make it easier for the employees. Employers may even help their employees create personal work goals; this will have a big impact on the company as a whole, eventually.

  • Provide the right equipment and technology

No matter how motivated your employees are, if they do not have the right equipment and enough information to get things working, their work performance will still be disappointing. And so, proving the right technology and equipment will definitely enhance worker productivity.

In a sense, being able to provide the right things your employees need will also make them feel more important to the company. As previously mentioned, sense of importance and self-worth are big motivating factors for workers.

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Emerging Tyvek Material Industry Spearheaded by Local UK Businesses

medical tyvekWhen most people think strong durable material the first thing that comes to mind is kevlar.  Kevlar and many other protective fabrics involve thousands of closely knit strings or “pieces” of cloth of fabric that when condensed form a protective shield that wouldn’t otherwise not be attainable by just using one material source.  So in other words the aggregate total of all the pieces of fabric together provide it with the strength needed to facilitate industrial applications.

Dupont, one of the leading Tyvek manufacturers described Tyvek material as, “Tyvek brand protective material is a family of tough, durable spunbonded olefin sheet products that are stronger than paper and more cost-effective and versatile than fabrics. It has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than paper, and absorbs little or no moisture” — which is true, it’s never all sweaty when I pull it out of my pocket. The site adds that Tyvek is strong and rip-resistant, as you can see when I try to rip this wallet. And believe me, I’ve really tried). It’s also made of environmentally responsible material.”

While Tyvek has been traditionally used for military and medical applications it has also become increasingly popular in commercial applications. Even clothing manufacturers have started using Tyvek technology to create clothing and protective materials that have everyday applications.  A local manufacturer in the UK started printing wallets on Tyvek material.

“Wallets printed using a laser printer are much more durable than ink-jet prints because laser printouts are essentially waterproof. Laser toner isn’t ink! It’s plastic that has been melted onto the page using heat. You can make your laser-printed wallets even more durable by sealing them in bags, laminating them, or by printing on a synthetic waterproof paper paper such as Revlar.

Ink-jet prints can be extremely delicate. The ink will fade over time, especially when subjected to bright light. Even minuscule amounts of water can cause ink to bleed so much that the printout is destroyed altogether.”

 

medical tyvekWhile wallets may be the first step in casual Tyvek printing the industry still has a long way to go as Doranix’s Chris Lange explains, “Tyvek applications have been traditionally limited due to the size and complexity of the printers.  The industry hasn’t adapted Tyvek printers for civilian use because up to now we have only needed to use them for medical technology and other devices. In the future we hope that we can adapt Tyvek technology for a wide assortment of civilian products providing superior products and better protection.”

From the video below you can see that Tyvek printers still need to adapt a more compact design in order to make it onto the mainstream European market.