Did you know the traditional hard hat used in construction is based on a 1919 design and the most recent safety improvements came in the 1960s?  The hard had was designed to prevent injury from items falling on an individual’s head.  However, far more head injuries occur when an employee falls and often the fall results in the hard hat falling off and therefore, providing no protection.  Falls make up about 35% of construction accidents and a much higher percentage of serious brain injuries.  In 2022 the industry began a transition to a new helmet designed to better protect against traumatic brain injuries from falls.  Some large general contractors have made the switch themselves and have started to require the new models for all subcontractors and vendors that enter the job site.  Learn more about the technology advancements in this article and take the next step in preventing employee injury.