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Myth: New regulations would require trapeze artists to wear hard hats

June 2007

The reality

Despite being widely reported at the time and regularly repeated since, this story is utter nonsense. There never were any such regulations.

Hard hats do an excellent job of protecting building workers from falling debris - but they have no place on a trapeze.

Updated 2020-07-16