Falls from ladders account for up to 2 fatalities and 22 injuries each year.
While cuts and scrapes will heal, the impact of a head injury can last forever.
Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the impact of a fall from a ladder
and prevent possible brain damage.
If you currently have an older helmet, you may want to make sure it meets
the recently raised standards. It is important that your helmet fits properly,
the helmet should fit squarely on your head slightly covering the top of your
forehead. Do not wear a hat underneath your helmet, as this can cause the
helmet to move around while you are wearing it. The chin strap underneath
the helmet is what keeps it in place.