Dear Subcontractor Business Partners,

It is well known that construction workers sustain more Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) than employees in nearly any other industry in the United States. TBIs represent 25% of all construction fatalities, and more than half of fatal work-related traumatic injuries were a result of falls. Safety helmets, with the use of chinstraps, dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of TBIs due to their retention systems and their ability to better protect the head against front, top, rear, and side impacts and penetration.

In the spirit of further expanding Miron’s commitment of caring for our subcontractors and their employees, we will require all subcontractors, visitors, and vendors to utilize safety helmets with chinstraps to ensure superior head protection for their employees on our project sites beginning July 1, 2024.

Miron employees will begin the transition to helmets in early 2024 and will lead by example for this effort to be sustained. We cannot move the industry forward in this space unless all our employees share a commitment to safety and are held accountable for religiously wearing a safety helmet with the chinstrap fastened. Likewise, we will also require our subcontractors to adopt helmets with chinstraps as part of their daily personal protective equipment (PPE).

We recognize that there are strong feelings both for and against the use of safety helmets with fastened chinstraps and understand this will not be an easy transition for some. However, we truly believe it is the right thing to do. We care about our team members, and we care about the safety of you and your employees. We feel this is a critical and necessary step in preventing head injuries.

Safety helmets must be used with chinstraps fastened, and shall comply with the following:

ANSI Z89.1 (Type 2) or ANSI Z89.1 (Type 1) and EN12492 performance standards 4.2.1.2 (front energy absorption), 4.2.1.3 (side energy absorption), 4.2.1.4 (rear energy absorption), 4.2.3 (retention system strength), and 4.2.4 (retention system effectiveness).

If you have questions about this upcoming requirement or about obtaining specific helmet approval, please contact a member of Miron’s Risk Management Department as listed below:

Kevin Hildebrandt, Vice President, Risk Management
[email protected] | 920.969.7084

Brandon Blank, Director, Risk Management
[email protected] | 920.969.7042

Matt Krause, Director, Risk Management
[email protected] | 920.328.1477

In addition to requiring helmets, Miron will continue to evaluate the sources of TBIs and other incidents on our project sites and make program adjustments accordingly. These adjustments may impact Miron-only trades or may include subcontractors. Construction is an ever-changing environment, and we plan to adapt and adjust as needed to ensure the safety of all employees on our project sites. We ask you and your employees to take an active role in safety and risk management and speak up when you see or experience a concern. Together we will continue to stay grounded, think big, rally together, dig deep, and build legacies!

Be safe and take care of each other.

Sincerely,

voss, dave jr

David G. Voss, Jr.
President & CEO

tim kippenhan

Tim Kippenhan
Vice President & COO

vossiii, david

David Voss, III
Executive VP,
Field Operations

voss, dan new

Dan Voss
Executive VP,
Industrial Operations