Boston Construction Safety: Why Carbon Fiber Hard Hats are Rising in Popularity
It’s true! Carbon fiber hard hats are rising in popularity around Boston. This is no doubt in large part because they look cool. But also, there are a lot of benefits to carbon fiber hard hats, too. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons—beyond looks—why more and more builders are turning to these hard hats.
A Note on Safety
Hard hats in general are a necessity on job sites to help keep workers safe. In fact, they’ve been prominent since World War I, although back then, they were made of leather. The earliest hard hats became available in the 19th century as part of the gear that miners used to prevent injuries.
Today, they’re important because they do reduce the occurrence of injuries. Anything can happen on the job site—falling tools, building materials and debris can strike workers, and the hard hat is an essential line of defense to prevent cuts, bruises or even skull fractures. They can even protect against high voltage, which is extremely important for anyone doing electrical work.
Why Carbon Fiber?
Carbon fiber is one of the most popular materials available for several reasons. Strength and durability are the most important. This material can withstand a lot of force compared to other materials, like plastics, which means that it has added capacity to help prevent injuries. With that durability, it also means that these hard hats last a long time, resistant to scratches and dents, which keeps them looking good.
But another reason why carbon fiber is popular is because it’s lightweight. Construction is hard work, with laborers laden down by tools and building supplies. Why add extra weight with heavy equipment when carbon fiber offers the same protection while weighing a bit less than other types of hard hats? Because of the lighter weight, carbon fiber hard hats tend to be more comfortable, too.
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Types of Carbon Fiber Hard Hats Available
In Boston, DAX hard hats are quite popular, and part of the reason for that is because they’re available in a range of styles. Two of the most popular styles are the baseball cap style and the California style. The baseball cap style hard hats are those with a short brim only in the front, similar to a baseball cap, while the California style of hard hat features a full brim. The styles offer different types of protection, will full brim hats intended to protect workers from blows coming from above, while the short brim hats provide some protection against objects striking from both the top and the side.
In addition to the different styles, DAX also offers different finishes to choose from, like glossy or matte., which lets you choose the look that you prefer. And, of course, different colors are available, too!
Hard hats are a necessary part of construction work, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish, too. Check out some of the carbon fiber hats available in our downtown Boston store. There are plenty of options that will fill both safety requirements and the need to look cool on the job site!