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Bump Caps protect workers from bumps, bruises, and cuts.

Press Release Summary:

Bump Caps protect workers from bumps, bruises, and cuts.

Nov 08, 2013 - Featuring thermoformed foam and ventilated shell, Skullerz® 8950 and 8960 provide worker protection in applications that do not require hard hat but still have overhead hazards. EN 812:2012-certified products, available with both short and long brims, feature flanged, impact-resistant, ABS plastic shell that expands or contracts to fit workers’ head for secure, comfortable fit. Additionally, model 8960 integrates hands-free LED lights (powered by 4 Li-ion batteries) into or under brim.

Original Press Release

Ergodyne Debuts New Head Protection Line with Launch of Two New Bump Caps

Press release date: Nov 05, 2013

St. Paul, Minn. – Ergodyne has announced today the expansion of their Skullerz® Head Protection Line as well as the first products to be introduced under this new brand: the Skullerz® 8950 Bump Cap and 8960 Bump Cap with LED lighting technology.

For applications that do not require a hard hat but still have overhead hazards, these new bump caps provide head protection from worker–generated bumps, bruises, and cuts without the additional height and bulk of a traditional hard hat. The stylish and comfortable new caps are available with both short and long brims – and with (model 8960) or without patented hands–free LED lighting built into the cap brim (model 8950).

“Not all workzones require the level of protection provided by a suspension hard hat,” said Andy Olson, senior product manager. “Many of these applications, however, do still present risks for workers to incur painful and costly head bumps, bruises, and cuts caused by confined spaces, overhead obstacles, or other hazards. For these workers, the new bump caps deliver the perfect combination of protection and lightweight breathability.”

Engineered with the worker experience in mind, Ergodyne’s EN 812:2012–certified bump caps provide proper protection while also delivering exceptional comfort using a unique patented flanged shell that expands or contracts to fit the workers’ head for a secure, comfortable fit. Additionally, the new bump caps boast thermo–formed foam and a ventilated shell which allow for optimized breathability. The shell is also easily removed for cleaning.

“Ergodyne has a three decade history of protecting workers,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO. “We’re proud and excited to extend our best-in-class innovation to protection of the most important part of the body – the head – protecting workers from all manner of worker-generated head injuries.”

The addition of patented hands-free LED lighting built right into the brim on the 8960 Bump Cap takes protection and productivity to a whole new level. Powered by four lithium-ion batteries and based on Ergodyne’s popular 8940 PowerCap™, the new 8960 illuminates workspaces without a flashlight or bulky headlamp.

Ideal for workers in confined spaces with risk of injuring their head, the Skullerz® 8950 Bump Cap and 8960 Bump Cap with LED lighting technology will be available December 2013 at all authorized Ergodyne distributors. For more information, visit or call 800.225.8238 // +1 651.642.9889. To place an order, email

Key Features

8950 Bump Cap
Removable impact–resistant ABS plastic
Thermo–formed foam cushioning
Unique flanged shell design for a comfortable fit and air flow
Nylon Taslan cap construction with reflective accents
Strategically placed side and rear mesh venting panels
Available in short brim or baseball–style long brim
EN 812:2012 certified

8960 Bump Cap with LED Technology adds:
Patented LED lighting technology
Two ultra–bright LEDs in the brim; two additional LEDs concealed under the brim
Choose two brim LEDs for illumination up to 50 ft., two under the brim lights for close–up tasks or all four for maximum visibility
LEDs emit white light, perfect for working on color–coded projects and have a bulb life of approximately 100,000 hours
Four replaceable CR2032 long–life lithium batteries (included) for more than 30 hours of continuous light

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle–tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, improve productivity and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over.

The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Equipment Storage Systems, CORE Performance Work Wear®, SHAX® Portable Work Shelters, and Skullerz® Head Protection.

For more information on Ergodyne, visit or call 800.225.8238 / +1 651.642.9889. To place an order, email