STUDSON has announced the launch of its new SHK-1 Full-Brim ANSI Type II Safety Helmet for construction. The STUDSON SHK-1 Full-Brim safety helmet is designed to prevent traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), featuring technologies to absorb impacts from fall-related injuries on jobsites.
This safety helmet complies with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1 Type I and II safety standards, meaning it is designed to reduce force as a result of impacts to the front, back, sides and the top of the head.
“In the U.S. construction industry, 68 percent of TBIs are caused by work-related falls, yet traditional hard hat systems are only designed to protect against falling objects, leaving a significant safety gap that STUDSON addresses,” said Ryan Barnes, founder and CEO, Studson. “We developed the SHK-1 Full-Brim safety helmet as an extension of our leading SHK-1 safety helmet, to provide the industry with our safest helmet style yet, to better protect workers from the elements, offering more shade from the sun and redirecting rainfall away from the face and neck.”
The new SHK-1 Full-Brim safety helmet is designed in conjunction with existing safety technology from the SHK-1 helmet model, including Koroyd welded tube polymer for absorbing impact. The Koroyd material also supports heat dissipation and venting via its cellular structure.
The embedded twICEme technology digitally integrates a wearer’s health data within the helmet. In the event of an emergency, that data is accessible via a smartphone NFC chip reader viewable through an SMS text message or the twICEme app for iOS or Android devices.
“With STUDSON’s mission to continue to advance helmet safety for the job site, it felt natural to accompany them on this journey,” said Chris Ellerby, director of industrial safety, Koroyd. “We are excited to innovate together through the integration of the world’s most advanced impact technology, Koroyd, providing unrivaled helmet breathability within an ultralight form factor for the STUDSON SHK-1 Full-Brim safety helmet.”