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While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 31 percent of construction workers use personal protective equipment, two Wisconsin companies are hoping to grow the adoption of safety headgear.

Brookfield-based Milwaukee Tool and the Boldt Company, a construction firm based in Appleton, teamed up to design and produce a line of helmets that aims to better suit the needs of laborers.

“We weren’t the first company that’s gone to helmets,” said Kristin Clements, Boldt’s safety operations manager. “There were several different manufacturers out there that had helmets, but they didn’t have a lot of accessories, especially when it came to welding.”

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