认识发明安全帽的美国人, a proud symbol of our nation's working class

今天仍在建造它的人.

把你的安全帽小费给 Edward W. 布拉德 (1893-1963), 美国. 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. in Kentucky, a manufacturer of personal safety equipment. She’s also a great-granddaughter of the hard-hat inventor.

MEET THE AMERICAN WHO INVENTED THE ELECTRIC GUITAR AND INSPIRED ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

They are the people building our roads, bridges and infrastructure, moving our economy forward,” 她补充说.

The effort requires a lot of hard hats.

一些 33 million Americans, 关于 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 W. 布拉德, a veteran of World War I, invented the hard hat in 1919. It was inspired by the helmets worn by American doughboys.

Edward W. 布拉德, a veteran of World War I, invented the hard hat in 1919. It was inspired by the helmets worn by American doughboys. (布拉德)

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.

一些 33 million Americans, 关于 10 percent of the national population, work hard-hat jobs today.

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