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Hard Hats to Helmets

Total Credits: 1 PDH

Fall Conference Bundle
Technical Presentations
Scott M. Greenhaus
1 hour
Audio and Video
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The iconic construction hard hat, a symbol of pride for the construction worker, has changed very little in 50 years. Developments in the understanding of the causes and prevention of debilitating and often fatal head injuries is leading to a revolutionary change in the way we protect our people from head injuries on the jobsite. The classic hard hat is about to change forever. This presentation will focus on new technology available today to minimize the effects of falls and impacts to the head of the worker. We will also focus on new technologies, already in development, that can further provide protection from head injuries. Industry requirements (OSHA, ANSI) will be reviewed, and the application of worldwide standards (EN) will be discussed and applied to new helmet development and implementation.

Presentation Learning Objectives:

  1. Review current standards and requirements for head protection in the construction industry.
  2. Review improvements to the standards and testing that indicates the degree of improvement that can be achieved.
  3. Current efforts to change the industry acceptance of helmets as an alternative to hard hats. 
  4. Examination of new technologies utilized in other activities such as biking and football and how this research can be applied to construction helmets. 



Scott M. Greenhaus's Profile

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Sr. Vice President

Structural Technologies

Scott is affiliated with Structural Technologies a construction technology and service provider specializing in concrete repair, strengthening, protection and new construction products, systems and services throughout the United States and the Middle East. Scott graduated with degrees in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Maryland and has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Structural Technologies headquartered in Columbia MD.   Mr. Greenhaus is Vice Chairman of the University Of Maryland Engineering Board Of Visitors and has been on the Board of Directors of the Post-tensioning Institute (PTI), International Concrete repair Institute (ICRI) and American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and served as the Chairman of the ASCC Safety and Risk Management Council.  He is also a member of ASCE, ACI, ANS, and ASSE.  Mr. Greenhaus was also the past president of PTI and has chaired many committees in these trade and technical associations.