Gilmar Crane

Safety Tip of the Week

“Falling objects can be brutal, so wear your hard hat to protect your noodle.”

Pouring your heart into your work is fine, but using your head at work is even better. The head is the most complex system of the human body, but it is also the most fragile and most delicate. You can generally continue living if you lose a part of your body, but not if you lose your head!

There are many causes of head injuries. In several work places, workers are exposed to falling objects, walk under boards or pipes hanging at the end of a rope, have to crouch down under machines, work under vehicles, etc. Hard hats are the only piece of equipment that can protect you against these risks. Hard hats are designed to reduce the intensity of impacts to the head and distribute the pressure of the blow over a larger part of the skull. first, hard hats have a rigid one-piece shell that resists shocks and punctures and distributes the intensity of the blow over the entire skull. Second, hard hats come with a type of suspension system, a headband, that absorbs the blow through its elasticity and maintains a space between the head and the shell: the greater the space, the more energy absorbed.

Safety Tip of the Week