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More Than a Century of Safety: The Legacy of Edward W. Bullard

Promoting both awareness and action in support of occupational safety and healthy workplace culture, World Day for Safety and Health at Work was established by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003. Observed each year on April 28, there is perhaps no better day to reflect on the importance of those whose work has made us safer.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), honors some of the world’s greatest inventors, many of whom have contributed significantly to the health and safety of workers. Among these inventors is Inductee Edward W. Bullard, creator of one of the most essential pieces of protective equipment for any construction site: the hard hat.

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