Optimizing Helmets to Reduce Work-Related Injuries

Program Description: To optimize helmet design to reduce the severity of head injuries at construction worksites. The study will build on CDC's research of digital human modeling of personal protective equipment and will respond to construction industry-wide needs for effective assessment methods to control exposures resulting in fatal and nonfatal work-related traumatic brain injury.
Funding Partners:
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Zurich American Insurance Company
  • ACE Construction Group
Program Partners:
  • CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • West Virginia University’s Department of Neurosurgery
  • International Safety Equipment Association
Program Location:
  • United States of America