Product Spotlight: Company offers first-of-its-kind safety helmet to North American market

Product Spotlight: Company offers first-of-its-kind safety helmet to North American market

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Keeping work crews safe and on the job is paramount to running a successful business. That means investing in innovative products. A new full-brimmed hard hat option from STUDSON – the SHK-1 Full Brim Safety Helmet — provides better protection than standard hard hat. 

The helmets have numerous innovations to keep workers safe. Inside, the safety helmet features Koroyd welded tube polymer for absorbing impact. The Koroyd material provides more effective heat dissipation and venting via its cellular structure design. On the shell, the embedded Twiceme technology digitally integrates a wearer’s health data. 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 available for iOS or Android devices. 

The innovative hard hats were a fit for Clayco, the full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm. An initial 3,000-unit shipment represented Clayco’s first step in its planned transition to adopt the first-ever full-brim Type II safety helmet in North America for employees across the organization. 

“In working with Clayco to develop the SHK-1 Full Brim Safety Helmet, we knew that it needed to provide improved ventilation and comfort along with 360-degree head safety, especially for those who work outside and prefer the full-brim style of helmet,” says Ryan Barnes, founder and CEO, STUDSON. “STUDSON is proud to bring to market the first full-brim safety helmet that complies with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1 Type I and II safety standards. That means the safety helmet is designed to reduce force as a result of impacts to the front, back and sides, not just to the top of the head.” 

Bob Clark, Clayco’s executive chairman and founder, has been happy with the decision. “We knew we needed to transition to a type II safety helmet due to its overwhelming safety advantages, but we didn’t find anything available that offered the right mix of comfort and performance in a full-brim form factor, which is the type of hard hat our team members prefer,” he says. “We also didn’t want our workforce looking like rock climbers or bicycle riders. We now have the safety helmet of the future.”

The helmets, including a nonvented Class E version for electrical workers, are now available for purchase. 833-788-3766;


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