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Birth of the Hard Hat The steel helmet World War I vet  Edward Bullard used the steel  helmet he wore in WWI as the  inspiration for the hard hat. Designed to protect miners from  falling objects. 
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In 1919, Edward Bullard created the "hard-boiled hat which was considered the first official hard hat for construction. Made of canvas and resin. Hard hats where first used in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1933-1937
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Birth of the Hard Hat 1933- a face shield with a window for vision was incorporated to meet workplace needs. 1938- Aluminum hard hats were introduced; improving durability with less weight 1940’s- Fiberglass used for hard hat construction 1950’s- Hard hats manufactured from thermoplastics
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Personal Protection Hard hats protect against impacts and electrical hazards
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Why Hard Hats Are Important Prevention of Head Injuries From: Falling or Flying Objects Impact of Protruding or Fixed Objects Electrical Shock & Electrical Burns
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 5737 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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