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Hard Hats to Helmets - Saving Lives

Total Credits: 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA Credits

Webinar |  Environmental Health and Safety
Scott M. Greenhaus
1 hour
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Program Description:

Presented on behalf of ICRI Committee 120: The traditional hard hat has been essentially the same for the past 60 years. Helmets offer superior protection for construction workers. Traumatic Brain Injuries are responsible for 25% of all construction fatalities, and many life-altering injuries. These safety helmets are inspired by the best features of hard hats for construction and head protection for sports such as rock climbing and cycling. They incorporate energy-absorbing liners, and other technologies to ensure the head is better protected from impact. Concrete repair activities expose the workforce to significant risk of head injuries. Helmets can help the construction industry reduce these avoidable fatalities and injuries.

Learning Objectives:

Through attending this program, registrants will understand the following concepts and be able to apply them to their professional practice: 

  1. The history of the hard hat
  2. The technical and regulatory differences between hard hats and helmets
  3. How to overcome objections to the change from hard hats to helmets, including hardhat "myth busting"
  4. Specific incident narratives in which hardhats saved lives

Disclaimer: the ideas expressed in this ICRI-hosted webinar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of ICRI, its board, committees, or sponsors.



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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.