Hard Hat Safety Discussion by TMitchell1980


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									                                         Types of Personal Protective Equipment PPE Series

Safety Discussion
TOPIC: Head Protection
General Information

                                                                              Employee Participants
Head protection practices are vital for employee safety in areas
that may have overhead work.

ANSI Z89.1 lists two classifications when selecting the proper hard hat:

Type I:

Hard hat designed to reduce forces from an impact from the top of the
head. This is generally the most common hard hat type utilized in
general industry.

Type II:

Hard hats designed to reduce forces from an impact from the top of the
head and off center. Generally these hard hats are lined with high density

Hard Hat Electrical Classifications:

Class G (General):
Designed to protect wearers from low voltage contact. (Formerly Class A)

Class E (Electrical):
Designed to protect wearers from high voltage contact.

Class C (Conductive):
Not designed to protect wearers from electrical contact.

Hard Hat Maintenance

Inspect your hard hat daily. Look for cracks, gouges, flaking plastic or a
chalky appearance on the plastic. Remove the hard hat from service if
any defects are found.

If you wear your hard hat backwards, make sure the hard hat has the
reverse donning arrow marking. This indicates that the hard hat was
tested to meet all safety requirements whether it is worn forward or
backward. If the reverse donning arrow marking is not on your hard hat,
do not wear it backwards.

Questions to Generate Discussion
                                                                             The material in this document is provided for informational purposes only
•     What Type of hard hat are you currently wearing?                       and not as a comprehensive or exhaustive resource on this topic.

•     What Class of hard hat are you currently wearing?                      This material has been compiled from a multitude of sources believed to be
•     What might trigger the need to remove your hard hat from service       accurate; however, the author assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or
                                                                             currency of this information and encourages you to consult experts in this
      after performing an inspection?                                        area for more information.

                                                                             In no event does the content of this document supersede any applicable
                                                                             local, state, or federal statutes or regulations.

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