New Milwaukee Tool Safety Helmets

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Milwaukee Tool has expanded their line of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with new safety helmets.

Milwaukee says that their new safety helmets provide better protection and more comfort than other options currently available.

 

Milwaukee Red Safety Helmet with Tool Attachments

All of the new Milwaukee helmets features their BOLT interface, which allows for quick and easy accessory attachment. There are 4 BOLT accessory slots and 2 universal accessory slots. Each helmet comes with a headlamp mount that is said to fit most headlamps, and a Bolt marker clip.

Additional options, such as the clear face shield shown in the first image, as well as earmuff and visor attachments, are on the way, having been previously announced alongside the helmets last fall.

Milwaukee Red Safety Helmet Padding

Milwaukee’s safety helmets feature an anti-microbial sweatband and helmet liner, and a swinging ratchet adjustment.

Milwaukee Tool Safety Helmet Styles

The new Milwaukee Tool safety helmets will be available in 4 styles, – vented (Class C) and unvented (Class E), with front brim and no brim options.

Milwaukee Safety Helmet Colors

Milwaukee is launching their new helmets in 7 different colors – their iconic red, plus black, white, blue, green, yellow, and orange.

Milwaukee Helmet SKUs, Pricing, and Availability

Pricing and Availability

MSPR: $109.97
ETA: September 2021

Milwaukee Vented Safety Helmets – Type 2, Class C

  • White – 48-73-1300
  • Yellow – 48-73-1302
  • Blue – 48-73-1304
  • Green – 48-73-1306
  • Red – 48-73-1308
  • Black – 48-73-1310
  • Orange – 48-73-1312

Milwaukee Safety Helmets – Type 2, Class E

  • White – 48-73-1301
  • Yellow – 48-73-1303
  • Blue – 48-73-1305
  • Green – 48-73-1307
  • Red – 48-73-1309
  • Black – 48-73-1311
  • Orange – 48-73-1313

Milwaukee Vented Front Brim Safety Helmets – Type 2, Class C

  • White – 48-73-1320
  • Yellow – 48-73-1322
  • Blue – 48-73-1324
  • Green – 48-73-1326
  • Red – 48-73-1328
  • Black – 48-73-1330
  • Orange – 48-73-1332

Milwaukee Front Brim Safety Helmets – Type 2, Class E

  • White – 48-73-1321
  • Yellow – 48-73-1323
  • Blue – 48-73-1325
  • Green -E 48-73-1327
  • Red – 48-73-1329
  • Black – 48-73-1331
  • Orange – 48-73-1333

Milwaukee Safety Helmet Accessories

  • Ratcheting Suspension 48-73-1098 – $19.97
  • Sweat Band 48-73-1092 – $12.97
  • Liner 48-73-1093 – $16.97
  • Chin Strap 48-73-1084 – $16.97

Milwaukee Helmet Safety Ratings

The safety helmets are ANSI type 2 and meet energy absorption capacity clauses 4.2.1.2 (front), 4.2.1.3 (side), and 4.3.1.4 (rear), and Retention System clauses 4.3.3 (Strength) and 4.2.4 (Effectiveness) of EN12492:2012.

Why Safety Helmets?

Press materials include the following from Zach Richman, Group Product Manager at Milwaukee Tool:

With more than half of fatal work-related traumatic injuries resulting in falls, workers are becoming more aware of the dangers of slips, trips, and falls. For that reason, there is a growing trend in helmet adoption by general contractors and sub-contractors because helmets offer side protection whereas traditional hard hats only include the top of head protection.

Unfortunately, some helmets on the market today often sacrifice safety for comfort and style (and vice versa). With our new Safety Helmets, you don’t need to make that trade-off, as they provide a high level of both safety and comfort.

Safety Helmets vs. Hard Hats

My understanding is that hard hats are designed to protect users against falling objects, and also from bumps, scrapes, and sharp objects such as exposed nails. Certain classes of hard hats are also designed to protect against electrical exposure.

Safety helmets can do that as well, but also help to better protect your head in case of a fall. Milwaukee says their safety helmets protect against both top and side impacts.

Some jobs might call for a hard hat, others might call for a safety helmet.

Discussion

It’s always good to see more safety options.

You – or a safety officer at larger jobs – will have to determine these helmets’ suitability for your needs. The way I see it, a hard hat is designed to help protect users against hazards in their work environment, while a safety helmet can do that too (depending on its rating) and also adds in greater impact protection in case of a fall.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

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