Wearing Hard Hats to Prevent Concussions

On September 20, 2019 the Brain Injury Awareness Association of America is recognizing Concussion Awareness Day. It is important to be aware of concussions, signs of a concussion, and how to prevent them. If you think you may have a concussion, you should seek medical treatment. 

Concussion Signs and Symptoms

If you injure your head, there is a possibility you may have a concussion. Signs of a concussion can be physical, cognitive and emotional. Some signs you may experience include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea 
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Post traumatic amnesia – can’t recall injury
  • More emotional than usual
  • Easily irritated
  • More impulsive
  • Changes in personality
  • Sleeping more
  • Not feeling as rested after sleep
  • Sleep cycle disturbed
  • Difficulty learning new information
  • Can’t keep up with conversations
  • Can’t think clearly
  • Word finding problems
  • Slowed reaction time


There are many things that you can do to prevent concussions. Some steps you can take to reduce your risk of concussions include:

  • Always wear a helmet when biking, riding a motorcycle, skating, skiing, horseback riding or contact sports
  • Wear head protection such as hard hats while working
  • Always wear a seatbelt in the car
  • Remove tripping hazards
  • Use handrails when taking the stairs
  • Use caution when working from heights
  • Be aware of signage alerting you of wet surfaces

Hard Hats Prevent Concussions

One way you can prevent concussions on the job is to wear a hard hat. Hard hats protect your head from being injured by falling objects and penetration hazards.  Safety Supplies Unlimited sells hard hats that can help prevent concussions.  Some of the hard hats we sell include: 

Shop our selection of hard hats to get the head protection you need to prevent concussions on the jobsite!