STUDSON unveils new full-brim helmet

Company says it offers protection against traumatic brain injuries

STUDSON unveils new full-brim helmet

North American safety helmet innovator STUDSON has unveiled its latest creation, the SHK-1 Full-Brim ANSI Type II Safety Helmet, at ASSP Safety 2023. This full-brim helmet offers enhanced protection against traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by work-related falls. It complies with ANSI Z89.1 Type I and II safety standards, reducing force from impacts to the head's front, back, sides, and top. Traditional hard hats only protect against falling objects, leaving a safety gap that STUDSON aims to bridge.

Ryan Barnes, CEO of STUDSON, explains, "in the U.S. construction industry, 68% of TBIs are caused by work-related falls, yet traditional hard hat systems only protect against falling objects." The SHK-1 Full-Brim safety helmet extends their leading SHK-1 model, providing improved protection from the elements with enhanced sunshade and rain redirection.

STUDSON collaborated with Koroyd, known for advanced impact technology, to develop the SHK-1 Full-Brim helmet. Chris Ellerby, director of industrial safety at Koroyd, says "we are excited to innovate together through the integration of the world's most advanced impact technology, Koroyd, providing unrivaled helmet breathability."

The helmet features Koroyd welded tube polymer for impact absorption, superior heat dissipation, and venting compared to traditional EPS foam. It also integrates twICEme technology, digitally storing wearers' vital health data for easy access during emergencies via smartphone NFC chip readers or the twICEme app.

With the launch of the SHK-1 Full-Brim safety helmet, STUDSON continues its mission to advance helmet safety, providing reliable protection that meets the evolving needs of workers in the construction industry.