Let’s talk about hard hats

By Martin Lesperance
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2002

A couple of years ago I was visiting a friend of mine. His 18-year-old son, who recently got his first full-time job on a construction site, was complaining that he had to wear a hard hat at work.

“It’s too awkward,” he said. “It’s too hot, I get too sweaty with it, and it’s really uncomfortable.” I responded: “Wait a minute, Shaun. I’m going to tell you why they make you wear a hard hat.”

Here’s the truth people like Shaun need to hear: