KNARESBOROUGH, United Kingdom — June 11, 2013 — The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and
Pathology reported that bite injuries represent 1% of all emergency department admissions in the
Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, the firm behind this new type of protective clothing
appears to be very confident in his belief that his new products made out of 100% Cut-Tex® PRO can
make the difference between staying safe or suffering from a potentially severe injury.
He comments: “There is no doubt in my mind, bite resistant arm guards made out of Cut-Tex®
PRO can help protect mental health care professionals and special educational needs teachers from
physical injury, risk of infection, soft tissue damage and subsequent psychological distress”.
Cut-Tex® PRO is one of the world’s most advanced and strongest cut, tear, abrasion and bite
resistant fabrics. It is being manufactured in the UK in a strictly ISO 9001:2008 quality
standard controlled facility.
Teaching professionals working within schools specialised in severe learning disabilities,
challenging behaviour, special needs or autism, as well as care workers within mental health care
and psychiatric hospitals, are aware that human bites can be relatively frequent in their work
According to an article by Helen Acree Conlon, MS, MPH, ARNP, titled ‘Human Bites in the
Classroom: Incidence, Treatment and Complications’ it has been estimated that at least one
half of the population will experience some type of bite in their lifetime.
“Bite injuries can of course become infected and mental health care professionals could
subsequently be contaminated with pathogens. Transmissions of potentially life threatening viruses,
such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV are also a part of reality. Bite Resistant Arm Guards
made out of PPSS Bite Resistant Arm Guards Cut-Tex® PRO will help reduce this risk.” Robert Kaiser
In light of the worst possible potential but realistic consequences, should we not look at
all possible options in order to help protect health care professionals from such consequences,
which in the worst case scenario can include death following the transmission of an incurable
According to Bill Geraghty, President of PPSS Group’s North America Operation, this type of
PPE has recently been issued to a number of mental health care nurses and special educational needs
teachers in the U.S. and Canada. The feedback received indicates that bite resistant arm
guards have led to a clear reduction of bite injuries within these sectors.
A padded (impact absorbing) version of their ever so popular Version 1 arm guard model is
also available, also effectively reducing the severity of bruising.
Robert Kaiser concludes: “Following very clear requests, we have now created a new simple to
navigate online shop, helping us to look after our ever so growing customer base around the world
better and more efficiently”.
Posted June 18, 2013
Source: PPSS Group