The Construction Hard Hat: The Most Successful Protective Gear Ever

“It won’t happen to me” is a common mindset of people who get hurt while working at construction sites. When looking at risk management and safety on jobsites, the most successful example of protective policies, procedures, and equipment that’s been put in place in the history of the industrial age is the construction of hard hats. Writer Elena McDowell points out that hard hats have come to be a symbol of good work, and they are popular, yielding high compliance rates and lives saved.

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