One of the newest consensus standards from the International Safety Equipment Association aims to prevent head injuries and other serious injuries and damage from the impact caused by dropped objects.
I have heard so many stories from workers who have credited wearing a hard hat with saving their lives.
The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, they report. No injuries have been reported. About 82,000 of the recalled hart hats were sold in the United States and another 65,550 were sold in Canada, CPSC reported.
Head and face hazards are a constant for workers in construction, waste management, and in some manufacturing settings.
The National Safety Council's "Injury Facts, 2017 Edition" informs us that the most expensive lost-time workers' compensation claims are for those involving the head and central nervous system.
Thirty-eight departments are the first in the state to receive funding under BWC's Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant Program, which provides $2 million a year to help departments purchase safety gear and equipment designed to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful elements encountered during fires.