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A major problem the bridge project faced was falling rivets that
                                                             could cause serious injury to the bridge’s workers. The Bullard Hard
                                                             Hat protected workers from the dangers they faced.

         continued from page 10             Enhanced with an upgraded suspension   hard hats and was engineered with a
         response, Bullard introduced a revolu-  system, the C30 incorporates easy-lock   see-through  replaceable  visor  to  help
         tionary  new  industrial  helmet,  mark-  snaps for simple installation, an im-  workers  see potential hazards above
         ing the beginning of a new era in head   proved  FlexGear® for  easy  height ad-  them. In addition, the AboveView Hard
         protection safety and standards.   justment, and an enhanced brow pad.   hat increases a workers’ peripheral vi-
           The new design incorporated a non-  Offering the most advanced comfort in   sion by more than 50% helping workers
         slip ratchet-suspension with a knob in   the market, the C30 has become known   avoid potential dangers. “We designed
         the back for simple sizing. Within the   as today’s standard yellow hard hat.  the AboveView to give workers added
         industry, the hat became known  as   Unprecedented changes have oc-   protection from the hazardous they
         the “3000R.” The 3000R was produced   curred in the last ten years. “We are   don’t see,” said Bullard. “Finding in-
         from  polyethylene plastic,  making  it   able to transfer knowledge from dif-  novative solutions for the way workers
         lightweight, durable, easy to mold and   ferent industries and applications, in-  work is our passion.”
         non-conductive to electricity. The plas-  corporating innovation from one area   In 1972, the company moved its pro-
         tic was treated with an ultra-violet in-  into another while staying focused on   duction operations from Sausalito,
         hibitor which helped the hats weather   providing value-added solutions for   California,  to Cynthiana, Kentucky,
         the outdoor environment.           very specific applications in hazardous   for improved transportation costs and
           Bullard  redesigned  the  3000R  and   work environments.           a more accessible workforce.  Within
         introduced the C30 presenting a signifi-  The AboveView Hard Hat is the lat-  20 years the company headquarters
         cant advancement in worker comfort.   est addition to the company’s line of            continued on page 14

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