It’s easy to think of hard hats as THE head injury prevention solution – and they certainly do provide essential protection. Hard hats have been around for 100 years (in fact, the hard hat, thanks to E.W. Bullard, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year) and are right up there with safety glasses, and steel toed boots as the most common safety gear found on jobsites worldwide. But hard hats are designed to protect from a few very serious and common incidents, not from all types of incidents or injuries.
To help you pick the right head protection for the job, we’ve collected some of the most common questions safety pros have when it comes to deciding between a bump cap or a hard hat.