Wearing a hard hat is the law in most industrial workplaces. Whenever there is a potential for injury to the head from falling objects, ANSI-compliant head protection must be worn. All of our hard hats comply with ANSI Z89.1-2003 and include Type I and Type II levels of head protection.
Type I hard hats are the most popular and provide excellent protection from blows to the top of the head, while a Type II hard hat additionally protects from lateral blows to the side of the head. Not only do hard hats protect from head blows, but they can also protect from electrical shock. Class C hard hats provide no electrical protection; while Class E and G hard hats can withstand 2,200 and 20,000 volts, respectively.
Hard hats are available in 4, 6 and 8-point suspensions. A 4-point hard hat suspension is normally more economical, but will not spread out the impact shock as much as an 8-point suspension hard hat. All three options are safe, comfortable and effective; our certified safety professionals can help you determine which type of hard hat is right for your jobsite.