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Local Employer Provides Community with Safe Work Environment

July 09, 2014

CASPER, Wyoming – Defense Technology, a significant employer in the Casper area since 1992, continues to provide a safe work environment for its associates after being named as one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today under its parent company - The Safariland Group. Collaboratively with its partnered brands in The Safariland Group, Defense Technology has proven itself as a safe manufacturing site with comprehensive training programs and controlled material handling regulations.

“As a leading developer of products designed to maximize safety for law enforcement officers, we also believe it is important to maximize our associates’ well-being,” said John Kapeles, Director, Defense Technology. “We have implemented many key safety programs and have empowered our associates to recognize risks and raise a red flag when a potential hazard may be at hand. We value each of our associates from the Casper community and look forward to providing more employment opportunities in the future.”

Operating under permits from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, Defense Technology also maintains certification to the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001. These certifications are given to companies that meet rigorous standards relating to quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety practices, and ensure that the company maintains a safe work environment for its associates and surrounding community. As a developer and manufacturer of duty aerosols, tactical deployment devices and crowd management products, the company follows strict guidelines regarding product testing and storage, and is regularly inspected by local and Government regulatory agencies.

Companies recognized as one of America’s Safest Companies underwent an arduous selection process by demonstrating innovative solutions to safety challenges, understanding the value of safety and recognizing incident prevention as the cornerstone of safety in the work environment.

Defense Technology was previously awarded with the Governor’s Safety Award in 2010 and 2011 and was recognized for “Best Safety Program” in the Large General Industry category. For more information about the company visit www.defense-technology.com or to inquire about career opportunities, visit www.safariland.com.


About Defense Technology®
Defense Technology® has a long history of providing less lethal solutions for the law enforcement and military markets to protect life and restore the peace. With a complete line of duty aerosols, less lethal impact munitions, crowd management products and tactical deployment devices, Defense Technology products are designed to provide proven, less lethal tools to maximize safety and minimize injury. Defense Technology is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.defense-technology.com.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.


For further information, please contact:
Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302
chastine.gabiola@safariland.com

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