The hard hat was to protect him should the parents swoop low.
The difference is that everyone who wants to build in California has to follow the same rules and wear the hard hat.
If you don't believe me, walk by a construction site in Manhattan and ask the guy in the hard hat.
Buy a hard hat and brush up on your rules for workplace safety.
“hard hat…heavy jacket…welding gloves…fish landing net…a sheet…a big Tupperware bin with a lid,” he says.
Of hair, indeed, Mr. Chifney could only boast a rim of carroty-gray stubble under the rim of the back of his hard hat.
With troubled eyes he looked for his round, hard hat, and put it on his round head.
There was a rattle on his hard hat and something bounced off to splash to the ground.
I became the possessor of a hard hat that I might ape the respectables.
He was dressed as a workman, or a laborer, and he had on a hard hat.
also hardhat, hard-hat, late 14c., "helmet;" 1935, "derby hat;" meaning "safety helmet" is from 1953; used figuratively for "construction worker" from 1970.
: Caution, this is a hard-hat zone
[the political sense fr the vocal and sometimes violent opposition of many construction workers to the US peace movement during the Vietnam War, reinforced by terms like hard line and hard core]