Construction Industry Adoption
Contractor and Owner programs, requirements, newsletters, and articles featuring industry information regarding the movement towards helmets
SKANSKA: Assessing Next-Generation Construction Helmets
“There are many reasons why we are looking to improve the current head protection. The primary reason is the fact that head injuries of all classifications still occur on our projects. These injuries vary on the spectrum of severity, from minimal in nature to catastrophic. Plain and simple: changes in head protection are needed in our industry. Skanska is looking to champion these efforts through an in-depth evaluation of different types of head protection, including the KASK helmets described in this white paper.”
Brain Protecting Construction Helmets Gain Ground in US
In 2017, Clark Construction, based in Bethesda, Md., became the first general contractor to require personal protection headgear with a higher safety standard than traditional hardhats on all of its projects. In May, Clark extended that requirement to all subcontractors working on their projects.
Construction Hard Hat Upgrades: Improving Site Safety
For decades, the construction industry has used the same personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our workers safe; hard hats, high visibility vests, safety-toed boots, gloves and glasses have been responsible for saving numerous lives and preventing countless injuries. But just as design and construction technology progresses among construction companies, so too should the critical equipment we rely on to protect our people.
Clark Helmet Requirements
Safety Helmet Requirement on All New Clark Projects Starting August 1, 2022 (mailchi.mp)
Why the Switch to Safety Helmets is a Good Decision
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) happen frequently in industrial environments, including the construction, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture and mining sectors. However, the CDC states that the “construction industry has the greatest number of fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among U.S. workplaces.”
Why Your Construction Company Needs Smart Helmets
A smart helmet combines the traditional safety structure of a hard hat with cutting-edge technology to create a safer helmet that’s brimming with features to boost productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.