|Document ID (ISN)||107538|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
|Convention or series no.
||Using your head
||July 2007, p.23-28. Illus.
||As the head's protective armor against falling objects, hard hats are the first piece of PPE that construction workers grab when going to a job site. Yet many workers continue not to wear them. Furthermore, employers often do not require workers to wear had hats or do not sufficiently enforce the requirement. The main reasons why many workers continue to disregard the use of hard hats include their lack of comfort, their weight and self-consciousness of one's appearance. New designs of hard hats presented in this article overcome most of these issues.
||construction sites; safety helmets; construction industry
||safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; unsafe acts; disobeying safety instructions; design of equipment; comfort criteria; supply of personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Construction industry and civil engineering