Armet ... the first MIPS-equipped industrial safety helmet.

MIPS, a leading brain protection systems company, has developed the first MIPS-equipped industrial safety helmet in partnership with Swedish industrial safety company Guardio.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among US workplaces. It further states that from 2003-2010, 25 per cent of all construction fatalities were caused by TBIs.

By partnering with MIPS to create the Armet helmet, Guardio is poised to build a safer environment for workers around the world, says an official.

“We are very excited about the partnership with Guardio which means that we now can add protection to safety helmets as well,” says Max Strandwitz, CEO of MIPS.

“This is a new category for us but a category that MIPS have been looking at for a long time. Guardio is a partner that shares our values,” he adds.

The MIPS brain protection system (BPS) is designed to reduce the rotational motion transmitted to the brain from angled impacts to the head. Rotational motion can affect the brain and increase the risk for minor and severe brain injuries.

MIPS’ added protection system has been proven to reduce the rotational motion when implemented in a helmet by absorbing and redirecting energies and forces otherwise transmitted to the brain.

The Guardio Armet MIPS helmet has been available since last month (June).

MIPS specialises in helmet-based safety and protection of the brain. It is the world leader in the field and cooperates with 78 helmet brands that offer 448 models equipped with MIPS BPS.

Guardio specialises in personal protection equipment designed for workers in the industrial and heavy-duty environments.