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STUDSON SHK-1 Full-Brim ANSI Type II Safety Helmet: A New Era in Helmet Safety

STUDSON, a leading North American innovator in safety helmets and partner with Twiceme, revealed its groundbreaking SHK-1 Full-Brim ANSI Type II Safety Helmet to the market earlier in the summer of 2023.

Published on:
September 19, 2023
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January 17, 2024

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STUDSON, a leading North American innovator in safety helmets and partner with Twiceme, revealed its groundbreaking SHK-1 Full-Brim ANSI Type II Safety Helmet to the market earlier in the summer of 2023.

First-ever full-brim safety helmet to comply with American National Standards Institute.

This advancement in protecting against traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulting from work-related falls has set a new benchmark in the industry. 

The SHK-1 Full-Brim Safety Helmet is the only full-brim safety helmet on the market that fully aligns with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1 Type I and II safety standards. In contrast to conventional hard hats primarily designed for falling object protection, the SHK-1 Full-Brim Safety Helmet bridges a critical safety gap that has long been overlooked by reducing impact forces on the front, back, sides, and top of the wearer's head.

Ryan Barnes, Founder and CEO of STUDSON, underscores the significance of this innovation, stating, “In the U.S. construction industry, 68 percent of TBIs are caused by work-related falls, yet traditional hard hat systems are only designed to protect against falling objects, leaving a significant safety gap that STUDSON addresses,” said Ryan Barnes, founder and CEO, STUDSON. 

The technology.

New to the SHK-1 Full-Brim Safety Helmet are added features such as superior sunshade coverage and effective rain redirection, ensuring the wearer's comfort and safety in diverse weather conditions. 

The model incorporates the same safety technologies as its forerunner SHK-1 - the combination of Twiceme's Help the Helpers (HTH)-tech and Koroyd -  but with the major difference that both ingredient brands have now undertaken major steps forward in their innovation journey.

Koroyd.

Koroyd welded tube polymers are adding impact absorption, superior heat dissipation, and venting compared to traditional EPS foam, while Twiceme’s HTH-tech meets a range of safety needs through the unique combination of the integrated hardware and Twiceme’s app.

Twiceme.

By adding Twiceme's HTH technology as a digital layer to the product, STUDSON takes a significantly more active role and responsibility for the preventive safety work in the industry. 

Not only does Twiceme allow for wearers to upload their medical information locally onto the helmet, it also makes it possible for any bystander, colleague or emergency responder to help the person in need. By tapping the Twiceme symbol displayed on the equipment with a smartphone, anyone can alert, relay location and access critical information uploaded by the wearer. If you have the Twiceme app, you can access the data even without an internet connection or mobile network. 

Over the next few years, Twiceme expects to launch a number of additional tools to facilitate daily on-site safety work. In the coming years, Twiceme expects to launch a number of additional tools to facilitate daily safety work on site, which STUDSON and other Twiceme partners will be able to offer to contractors and building companies.

Helmet features summarized.

  • First-ever full-brim safety helmet to comply with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1 Type I and II safety standards
  • comfort and safety in diverse weather conditions through superior sunshade coverage and effective rain redirection
  • Koroyd welded tube polymers: impact absorption, superior heat dissipation, and venting compared to traditional EPS foam
  • Twiceme Help the Helpers (HTH) Technology: allowing wearers to upload medical information locally onto the helmet, making it accessible to bystanders and first responders in case of emergency

With the launch of the SHK-1 Full-Brim ANSI Type II Safety Helmet in July 2023, STUDSON reaffirms its mission to pioneer helmet safety innovations that cater to the evolving needs of construction industry professionals.

About Studson.

STUDSON is a Lake Oswego, Oregon-based industrial Type II safety helmet maker. Since its founding in 2019, STUDSON aims to consistently deliver the most innovative above the neck protection in the market to save lives and livelihoods. Its revolutionary ANSI Z89.1 Type II safety helmets are the first-of-a-kind in North America, integrating cutting-edge head protection components primarily used in action sports helmets.

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