In a Houston AGC Safety Committee meeting, KASK representative, Jason Cashmore, explained and demonstrated what makes KASK safety helmets exclusive and an asset to the safety industry and construction.
“KASK safety helmets provide greater protection to workers at an overall/long-term lower cost and comprise a variety of safety protection for lateral, frontal and rear impact,” said KASK representative Jason Cashmore.
Ultimately, the KASK safety hats/helmets are unique because of the advanced technology built into each product.
“Kask safety helmets comprise a unique, energy-absorbing foam. No matter where you are hit, the shock of the impact is absorbed,” explained Cashmore.
“The KASK helmet foam is what absorbs the (impact) energy, which is what ends up doing the damage (to a worker in an accident),” Cashmore explained.
According to Cashmore, 25% of construction fatalities occur from traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs) and most of these injuries on a jobsite occur from safety helmets coming off. Once the safety helmet comes off, there is no head protection, and injuries occur.
Therefore, Kask safety helmets come with chin straps that keep the helmet on the wearer’s head and in helmets that come in several sizes.
Made in Italy, the safety helmets are considered the ‘future of safety’ helmets according to UTF President, Bobby Williams.
Workers who wear the KASK safety helmets enjoy maximum ventilation in various climates from 10 air intakes and multiple outflow channels, which guarantee effective breathability. An antibacterial Sanitized® treatment acts as an internal deodorant, thus counteracting the development of unpleasant odors. The antibacterial treatment effectively prevents bacterial proliferation and increases fabric comfort.
Furthermore, the helmet comprises 2DRY, a high-tech fabric that dries extremely quickly, enabling workers to remain comfortable by encouraging the expansion and dispersion of moisture to the outside air.