The answer: protecting our hard heads!
If you have waited all summer for football season to begin, it’s here! My husband loves this time of the year, scoping out every football game that he plans to watch, while at the same time, switching channels to Texas Rangers baseball games, and week-end golf tournaments. His remote trigger finger has to move pretty fast. (He prefers to surf channels rather than watching two events at once!)
Chances are, he’s not the only one who is in a great mood, now that NCAA and NFL football is here. Are you wondering where the hardhats come in? Well, most guys and gals that are required to wear hardhats in their line of work have the opportunity to sport their favorite team hardhat! Can you think of a better way to support your team than showing off their logo for an 8-hour shift? Chances are, you will see some fans wearing their team hardhats at the games.
Not wanting to slight any other sports, there are hardhats that display the MLB, NHL, NBA, and NASCAR logos. The main function of hardhats is to protect our heads, either from getting hit by falling objects or bumping into things. Hardhats have come a long way since they were first created, being made of leather and shellac. There are all types of attachments that hardhats can contain, such as protective neck shields from the sun, sunshield that fit around them, earmuffs, headsets, and pencil holders.
Just as helmets and pads protect our football players from injury, hardhats serve the same purpose for workers. It’s surprising just how many types of hardhats exist: ones that are aluminum, high visibility Glow-In-The-Dark, and even Cowboy style hardhats that furnish the same safety functions. The key to a successful safety program is to protect employees from head injuries. The easiest and most important way is by wearing safety hard hats. These protect workers from the shock of a blow to the head, and penetration. The shell should be 1 to 1 ¼” away from the head to cushion impact, and the hardhat should have instructions for proper adjustment and replacement of suspension and headband. Proper fit is of the utmost importance.
While your employees are wearing their hardhats to be compliant with safety requirements, allow them to support their favorite teams by wearing their logo on their hardhat. Make compliance fun!