12 Dec 17
New Universal Bump Cap Insert Turns Any Hat Into PPE
St. Paul, Minn. (Dec. 13, 2017) – The cause of workplace head injuries can be divided into two basic categories: object-generated impact and worker-generated impact. While the trusty hard hat has been protecting workers from object-generated impact for decades, quality solutions to protect from the everyday bumps, bruises and bangs that workers are initiating have only recently become available. Skullerz® Head Protection has been at the forefront of worker-generated impact head injury prevention and now adds another bump cap solution to the series with the introduction of the 8945 Universal Bump Cap Insert.
Designed to add lightweight, breathable head protection to any baseball cap, the new 8945 features a patent-pending two-way flex design to adapt to both different head sizes and cap styles. An innovative “trim-to-fit” feature allows the hat to fit securely into popular more structured caps, which tend to be taller, or to be trimmed to fit into more low-profile unstructured caps typical of many uniform styles. Strategically placed ventilation allows for maximum airflow and breathability while a foam pad insert helps protect from impact.
“While hard hats are not necessary for many applications, that doesn’t mean head injury risks don’t exist. Workers who may find themselves in tight quarters such as mechanics, airline workers and in-home service employees of all types are often in baseball caps with no protection from bumps, scrapes and bruises,” said Andy Olson, Product Director. “With the new 8945, employers can provide a simple, cost-effective solution to these common hazards without changing the standard headwear workers are used to – either uniform or bring from home.”
Constructed of lightweight polypropylene that will not break or crack, the height can be trimmed to fit based on cap style using only a simple scissors. The flexible design is easy to install and tucks behind the cap sweatband. The closed cell foam inside will not absorb odors and the shell can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
“Workers want to look good on the job, it drives compliance,” said Tom Votel, President/CEO of Ergodyne. “Whether that’s the uniform carefully selected by their company or their team colors worn proudly, leave it to Ergodyne to seamlessly integrate PPE into the equation.”
Skullerz® 8945 Universal Bump Cap Insert
- Horizontal and vertical two-way flex design adds protection from worker-generated impact to any cap
- Innovative “trim-to-fit” feature allows height to be adjusted to fit different cap designs
- Lightweight polypropylene construction will not break or crack
- Strategically placed vents allow for continuous airflow and breathability
- Closed cell foam reduces impact and will not absorb odors
- Weighs less than 3 oz.
- Patent pending
Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.