A breakaway release on a lanyard is an added safety feature. Safety clips break open automatically if enough pressure is applied. If a lanyard is caught in a piece of machinery, the breakaway releases and prevents injury to the wearer. Breakaway lanyards are highly recommended for all industries. They are also a good option for school children who may easily catch a lanyard on a piece of playground equipment. Breakaway lanyards also offer ease of use to a wearer as they are attached to a necklace and do not have to be put on over the head.