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New Safeties Donated to University Wind Energy Technology Students | News

Students in Northeast Community College’s Wind Energy Technology Program can now include an extra layer of protection in their toolbelts, thanks to a donation from an Italian-based company whose products are used around the world.

Instructor Nathan Simpson spoke with Kask representatives at last year’s trade show and told us that students purchased the helmets they needed for the program online for just $17.

“I started talking to one of Kask’s representatives in Italy and he told me about the company and how they do all sorts of innovative head protection,” said Simpson. I’m here. “I told him how the students were trying to save money when buying gear such as head protection. said.”

After another meeting, Simpson said a Kask representative told him, “We know how important head protection is, especially in your industry, so we’re providing some Kask helmets in the hands of our students.” I will.”

Simpson and John Liewer, an instructor in wind energy technology, learned that Kask would be donating 30 helmets. 20 of them are red helmets for him in 1st grade and 10 of them with accessories are for him in 2nd grade. Red and black reflect the colors of the Northeast brand.

“So now we have a total of 30 helmets on hand for students to use for free,” Simpson says.

“After hearing their stories, we wanted to give back to the program and provide an extra level of protection for our students by donating helmets,” says Dominic, North Central Sales Specialist at Kask America. says Mangerson. “We just want to make sure they have good gear to protect their surroundings.”

Kask manufactures multiple helmets and other safety equipment used around the world. The safety division produces helmets for construction, rescue and utilities, while the sports division produces helmets for cycling, skiing, snowboarding, climbing and equestrian events, many of which are for the Olympics and Tour de France. Athletes wear them in competition.

Northeast Program students used to wear helmets. This usually protects when objects collide. Helmets typically have a graded type of foam on the inside that provides better protection from top, front, side, and rear impacts.

“The majority of head injuries in industrial settings are caused by slips, trips and falls, not by falling objects hitting the crown of the head,” Mangerson said. “Helmets are not designed to protect against the conditions in which most head injuries occur.”

Safety is a top priority as students are trained in a wind energy program. Simpson said a properly fitting helmet is key for this workout.

“For example, when I climb I wear a fall harness. There is a fall protection buckle in the middle of my back. , made to protect against such events more than a regular helmet, and the helmet also has more side protection than other helmets used in the past.”

Simpson appreciates the donation from Kask.

“This is a great gesture by Kask. More comfortable head protection helps them work on the wind farms where they are employed. ”