Why Traditional Hard Hats May Fail in Common Worksite Accidents - Transitioning from Type 1 Helmets & the Effect of Rotational Motion

The construction industry is undergoing a noticeable shift in head protection. Traditional hard hats are effectively no different than when they were introduced over 100 years ago. Type 1 hard hats are designed to protect wearers from impacts to the top of the head only. The problem with this is that these helmets often fail to protect workers from head injuries during slips, trips, and falls if they fall off the wearer’s head.  

The industry has taken note: Type 2 helmets, which can include chinstraps, are increasingly required on job sites. Type 2 helmets are designed to help protect workers from lateral impact to the front, back, side, and top of the head. While this is an improvement, none of the current standards require testing for rotational motion and how helmets can address potential traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  

In this webinar, Joe Brandel would discuss why the industry should consider transitioning from Type 1 to Type 2 hard hats, and what to consider with rotational motion and the role it plays in TBIs.

Register below for this free webinar!
: April 19, 2023
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Joe Brandel, Business Development Manager for North America Industrial Safety Market, Mips

Joe Brandel currently serves as Business Development Manager for North America Industrial Safety Market at Mips, a market leader in helmet-based safety. He has been in the construction and industrial safety business for over twenty years. Specializing in head protection, hand protection, fall protection and other personal protective equipment, Joe has provided training for large and small companies throughout the Midwest. He has also provided solutions for a variety of industries, which have not only helped reduce costs, but most importantly, created safer working environments for employees. 

Duration: 1 Hour

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