Las personas que todavía lo construyen hoy.
Inclina tu gorra de seguridad a Edward W. Bullard (1893-1963), un EE. UU.. Army veteran who crafted the world’s most important piece of industrial protective equipment after returning from the carnage of World War I.
“Hard-hat workers are brave people doing important work,” said Wells Bullard, CEO of E.D. Bullard Co. en Kentucky, a manufacturer of personal safety equipment. She’s also a great-granddaughter of the hard-hat inventor.
“They are the people building our roads, bridges and infrastructure, moving our economy forward,” ella añadió.
The effort requires a lot of hard hats.
Algunos 33 millones de estadounidenses, sobre 10 percent of the national population, work hard-hat jobs today, according to Cam Mackey, president and CEO of the International Safety Equipment Association.
Edward Bullard helped found the nonprofit trade association in 1933.
The hard hat today is more than just an important piece of personal safety equipment.
It came to symbolize the growing schism between working-class Americans and leftist elitists during the Vietnam War, most notably during the New York City Hard Hat Riot of 1970.
Construction workers, incensed by images of people burning American flags, walked off their job sites en masse and clashed with largely college-educated, white-collar anti-American protesters in Lower Manhattan.