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Safety Helmets Replacing Hard Hats on Construction Sites

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For decades, construction hard hats have remained the same when it came to the design. But that’s now changing as safety helmets commonly used for sports are being looked at for construction workers.

The introduction of the helmets—don’t call them hard hats—is driven by the belief that helmets provide better side impact protection than traditional hard hats and won’t tumble away if a worker falls, company safety officials told Bloomberg BNA.

The technology found in sports helmets for sports like cycling and mountain climbing can possibly protect construction workers more by using more than a tin hat with a chin strap.

Several large contractors are testing helmets manufactured by an Italian company, KASK spa, that meet ANSI Z89.1 consensus standards for construction headwear.

Construction helmets are coming to market from Kask and Petzl with features like side impact protection, center fit adjustments, visors and protective shields and hearing protection.

Read more about the new safety headgear in Bloomberg BNA’s Occupational Safety & Health Reporter here.

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