Construction sites are notoriously hazardous, with workers facing a myriad of risks daily. Among these dangers, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) stand out as particularly severe, with construction workers sustaining more TBIs than employees in any other sector in the United States. This alarming statistic underscores the critical need for effective head protection on construction sites.

Historically, hard hats have been the cornerstone of construction safety gear. Originating from simple leather and canvas designs, hard hats have undergone significant evolution to meet the increasing demands of construction safety. The high-impact plastics used in modern hard hats represent a leap forward in protecting workers from head injuries. At Boh Bros., the hard hat model used for over six decades has served as a testament to the enduring importance of head protection in the construction industry.

However, the landscape of construction safety is constantly evolving, driven by advancements in technology and a deepening understanding of workplace hazards. In recognition of this, Boh Bros. engaged in extensive consultations with our partners in the Construction Industry Safety Initiative, a collaboration dedicated to enhancing safety standards across the sector. These discussions, enriched by powerful testimonies from workers who credited their survival in accidents to the use of advanced head protection, highlighted the need for a significant upgrade in our safety equipment.

In response to these findings, Boh Bros. has made a pivotal decision to invest in the latest innovation in head protection: Type 2 Safety Helmets. Unlike traditional hard hats, which primarily offer protection from impacts to the top of the head, Type 2 Safety Helmets are engineered to absorb and dissipate forces from impacts to the front, back, sides, and top of the head. This comprehensive coverage is crucial in a construction environment, where debris and hazards can come from any direction.

Moreover, these advanced safety helmets feature chin straps that ensure the helmet remains securely fastened, even in the event of a fall. This design enhancement addresses one of the key vulnerabilities in traditional hard hat designs, where the hat can become dislodged during a fall, leaving the worker unprotected at a critical moment. By keeping the helmet securely in place, we significantly reduce the risk of TBIs, aligning with our steadfast commitment to ensuring that no one gets hurt on our job sites.

The initiative to equip every Boh Bros. employee with a Type 2 Safety Helmet reflects our unwavering dedication to employee safety. It is a clear statement of our belief that no measure is too great when it comes to protecting our workers. This investment in the best available head protection is not just about complying with safety regulations; it is about setting a new standard for safety in the construction industry and reaffirming our commitment to our goal of No One Gets Hurt.