The cause of workplace head injuries can be divided into two basic categories: object-generated impact and worker-generated impact. While the trusty hard hat has been protecting workers from object-generated impact for decades, quality solutions to protect from the everyday bumps, bruises and bangs that workers are initiating have only recently become available.
Skullerz Head Protection, offered by Ergodyne, has been at the forefront of worker-generated impact head injury prevention and now adds another bump cap solution to the series with the introduction of the 8945 Universal Bump Cap Insert.
Designed to add lightweight, breathable head protection to any baseball cap, the new 8945 features a patent-pending two-way flex design to adapt to both different head sizes and cap styles. An innovative “trim-to-fit” feature allows the hat to fit securely into popular more structured caps, which tend to be taller or to be trimmed to fit into more low-profile unstructured caps typical of many uniform styles.
Strategically placed ventilation allows for maximum airflow and breathability while a foam pad insert helps protect from impact.
“While hard hats are not necessary for many applications, that doesn’t mean head injury risks don’t exist. Workers who may find themselves in tight quarters such as mechanics, airline workers and in-home service employees of all types are often in baseball caps with no protection from bumps, scrapes, and bruises,” said Andy Olson, Product Director. “With the new 8945, employers can provide a simple, cost-effective solution to these common hazards without changing the standard headwear workers are used to – either uniform or bring from home.”
Constructed of lightweight polypropylene that will not break or crack, the height can be trimmed to fit based on cap style using only a simple scissors. The flexible design is easy to install and tucks behind the cap sweatband. The closed cell foam inside will not absorb odors and the shell can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.