OH&S Magazine Spotlight: Understanding Modern Head Protection

A bump cap, a hard hat and a climbing style helmet walk into a bar. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, if you were wearing any one of these three types of head protection products and did walk into a bar, they could all protect your head in some way. But how much? Do you know the differences between these three types of head products?

Learn more about head protection by reading this informative interview with James Cooper, Global Portfolio Leader for Head, Eye and Face that first appeared in the March 2020 edition of OH&S magazine. Here, he will break down the differences between bump caps, hard hats and climbing style helmets.

Read the article here: Understanding Modern Head Protection.

In 2012, 1,020 workers in the U.S. died from head injuries sustained on the job. In that same year, more than 65,000 cases involved days away from work due to head injuries sustained in U.S. workplaces.[i] There is continuing research on the long-term effects of a head injury. Head products can help prevent serious injury if they are used correctly.

While a bump cap is meant to protect a worker’s head if they hit their head while working, hard hats and climbing style helmets can protect people from impacts such as falling objects. To learn more about this kind of personal protective equipment, read the article and do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.


[i] Both statistics taken from the 2015 edition of the National Safety Council chartbook “Injury Facts”.