Needed when employees are exposed to hazards that have potential to cause a head injury.
Examples of hazards:
- Flying objects.
- Falling objects or materials.
- Working near exposed energized electrical equipment.
- Working around or on scaffolds.
- Working at construction sites.
- Working around overhead tools or machinery
Types of Head Protection
- Type I – Is designed to protect only against objects falling from straight overhead, hitting the hardhat on the top.
- Type II – Is designed to protect against blows on the top of the head as well as side impacts.
- Class A (old American National Standards Institute standard) or Class G (new ANSI Standard) good up to 2,200 volts.
- Class B (old ANSI standard) or Class E (new ANSI Standard) good up to 20,000 volts.
- Class C not rated for electrical protection