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Head Protection Manufacturer STUDSON Joins ISEA
October 20th, 2021
October 20, 2021 (Arlington, VA) – The International Safety Equipment Association welcomes new member STUDSON, Inc., an American manufacturer of head protection for the industrial trades. STUDSON joins ISEA as a general member in the Eye and Face Protection, Head Protection, and Hearing Protection product groups.
“We are happy to have STUDSON at ISEA,” said ISEA President Charles Johnson. “This new head protection manufacturer combines innovative materials and progressive design to deliver a product to help in a multitude of potential construction accidents.”
STUDSON was founded in 2019 when passion for safety intersected between gravity sports and industrial protection. Barnes spent much of his career in the snow and outdoor industry and felt the need to deliver the same level of safety and protection offered in gravity sports to construction workers.
STUDSON President Ryan Barnes commented, “As a new innovative brand working to raise the bar for industrial head protection, we at STUDSON are excited to become an ISEA member. United with the greater safety equipment industry, we want to help shape the future and have a hand in driving new innovations that will keep our men and women who are building our country safe and get them home to their loved ones every day.”
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association for personal protective equipment and technologies. Its member companies, united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of workers worldwide, are global leaders in the design, manufacture, testing, and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), which protects more than 111 million workers across the U.S. Since 1933, ISEA has been a recognized leader in the development of ANSI-accredited safety equipment standards, in the United States and around the world. ISEA works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policymakers whose decisions affect the industry.
Nationwide, the safety equipment industry supports 345,001 total jobs and generates more than $71.6 billion in economic activity. In 2020, the safety equipment industry paid $5 billion in federal taxes and nearly $4 billion in state taxes, for a total tax generation of $9 billion. For more information visit safetyequipment.org.
Construction | twICEme Technology integrates its digital solution into American safety helmet
October 6, 2020
With the vision of creating life-saving head protection, the American brand STUDSON will integrate twICEme Technology into their upcoming safety helmets. The partnership will thereby set the path for the international expansion of twICEme Technology with the aim of building a global standard of easily accessible vital info.
A pioneering vision with endless potential
One in five worker deaths in the US occurs in the construction sector, and the implementation of safety and health programs accounts for 2,5% of the project costs whereas construction site injuries account for 6-9%. Yet, concrete measures haven’t been taken in the industry to the extent as needed. Since the hard hat was invented in 1919, very little innovation within the field of head protection has occurred compared to other industries like biking and snow sports.
“I couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with twICEme Technology! This is just one more important step in our mission to deliver the safest & most innovative industrial safety helmet and possibly save lives while reducing the severity of accidents in the construction industry and industrial trades”, says Ryan Barnes, the CEO of STUDSON.
STUDSON was founded by former veterans within the outdoor industry, who saw an opportunity to bring a higher level of materials and innovation to an industry they felt was lacking. With the mission of saving lives and reducing the severity of accidents, STUDSON aims to drive a change, along with innovation in the construction industry by developing the safest head protection in the market.
A safety helmet equipped with twICEme Technology
In a market where safety and preparations are key, the new STUDSON helmet offers better protection both on impact, but it also enables a wider approach to safety. Whether a worker suffers a blow to the head, falls off scaffolding, or becomes unconscious or unable to clearly articulate, the helmet now becomes a tool to help in a multitude of accidents. The helmet will have an innovative solution that adds impact protection and twICEme Technology adds access to vital information about a person that can reduce lead times in the emergency response. The result is a safety helmet designed to help in as many scenarios as possible and to create the largest value possible if something were to happen.
Momentum in the construction industry
Increased awareness of the large numbers of accidents on construction sites, together with a more open-minded approach towards more innovative and safer PPE has resulted in great interests from equipment producers. Partnering with the safety pioneer STUDSON, will be the starting point of an international expansion of making equipment smarter and safer.
Fast time to market
The discussions with STUDSON started in late spring 2020 and since then, the teams have worked hard to finish up the first editions of the upcoming safety helmet. The helmet is now set to be available in January 2021. Before the dialogue with STUDSON started, twICEme Technology was first introduced in the construction segment by the Swedish frontrunner Guardio. Having a twICEme Technology integration, the safety helmet Armet is world-leading in PPE, resulting in much praise from an innovation point of view. With a timeline from idea to the shelves in just three months, the time-to-market of integrating twICEme Technology enables fast expansion towards becoming a global standard and has been well met by equipment producers.
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