The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reported that although the injury-related death rate decreased by 8.2% between 1997 and 2007, traumatic head and brain injuries (TBI) remained a serious public health problem in the USA. TBI-related deaths represent approximately one-third of all injury-related deaths.
OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment, contains a section specific to head protection (1910.135). The head protection section requires employers to:
The VERTEX Best is used by cellular and wind energy technicians, tower climbers, rescue workers, and people working in industrial production facilities, where climbing for maintenance is required, such as manufacturing, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and gas production facilities. The hard hat has a smart fit adjustment system that keeps the worker’s head centered in the helmet.
The Kask Super Plasma Helmets are well-ventilated and specifically designed for professional rescue and work-at-height. The four fastening points of the chinstrap are engineered to eliminate the risk of helmet loss in case of an impact during a fall.
Certified for NFPA 1951 and EN443, the Rescue Helmet with Retractable Eye Protector meets ANSI Z89.1 standards for safety. Applications include search and rescue, collapse rescue, auto extrication, and technical rescue.
In addition to wearing proper head protection, the following preventative measures related to the behavioral factors are important.
Following these simple steps will help your workers stay safe and avoid injuries.
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