Safety professionals invited to share experiences with head protection

Safety professionals invited to share experiences with head protection

    29 Apr 2024

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of safety and compliance solutions, and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) have joined forces to launch a collaborative research study. The study aims to delve into the practices and challenges faced by employers in implementing head protection measures to ensure the safety of their workforce.

Mips reports 20.8% emission reduction in 2023 Sustainability Report

Mips reports 20.8% emission reduction in 2023 Sustainability Report

    09 Apr 2024

Swedish helmet safety company Mips has released its 2023 Sustainability Report, which includes a 20.8% reduction in emissions per solution compared to the previous year. Mips attributes this reduction to its increased use of energy-efficient production equipment, renewable energy at manufacturing sites, and optimized transportation methods. The company also incorporated post-industrial recycled plastic into certain

Current helmet standards tests are overlooking a key component in traumatic brain injuries

Current helmet standards tests are overlooking a key component in traumatic brain injuries

    23 Sep 2023

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous occupations: In 2021, the construction industry experienced the most workplace fatalities1. Those in the industry are at risk for non-fatal accidents as well. One of the most common types of accidents for those in construction are slips, trips, and falls, which led to 21,400 non-fatal workplace

The long-term ramifications of head injuries at construction jobs

The long-term ramifications of head injuries at construction jobs

    17 Mar 2023

Between 2003 and 2010, a total of 2,210 construction workers died due to traumatic brain injuries. The construction industry in particular faces a high risk of traumatic brain injuries, and sees higher rates of both fatal and non-fatal traumatic brain injuries than any other industry.1 The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires that hard

How to choose the right type and class of hard hat for the job

How to choose the right type and class of hard hat for the job

    31 Dec 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that for an employee working in an area where there is potential injury to the head from falling objects, head protection must be worn (1910.135), complying with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, Z89.1 (2009, 2003, or 1997). An employer who values employees and understands good

Head protection: ‘An absolute must’

Head protection: ‘An absolute must’

    27 Nov 2022

Key points ANSI/ISEA Z89.1, which had its most recent revision in 2019, is a consensus standard on head protection. OSHA most recently adopted the 2009 version of Z89.1 during its latest revision to the agency head protection rule, in 2012. Experts say the first step in assessing your organization’s need for head protection, and the

PRO Builder and PRO Tech Lite: A new era of outdoor work protection | 2021-05-21

PRO Builder and PRO Tech Lite: A new era of outdoor work protection | 2021-05-21

    24 May 2021

When that steam whistle sounds and a hard day’s work has come to an end, construction workers hang up their helmets and call it a day. However, while the construction industry has long been the unsung hero behind the beautiful innovations and infrastructure in our great nation, there are few products available to protect workers