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Our line of CENTURION hard hats and bump caps can help you overcome employee objections and increase compliance with OSHA and other government regulations because these products are different. Lightweight, comfortable, and stylish, they also come with an industry-leading line of fully integrated eye, ear, neck, and weather protection accessories.

Employers must ensure their workers wear head protection if they are at risk of being struck by falling objects, bumping their heads on fixed objects, or coming into contact with electrical hazards. But, despite the good sense inherent in the regulation, employees often fail to comply. "My hardhat makes me too warm." "My hardhat is too heavy." "I've never been hurt." "My hardhat makes me look silly." "My hardhat doesn't work with my safety glasses (face shield, hearing protection, etc.)". These complaints are all too common.

The CENTURION line of general purpose and specialized hard hats, baseball bump caps, face and hearing protection accessories, and respiratory protection is known throughout the world for fit, comfort, and style. All products meet all ANSI, CSA, and EN standards.



  • Comfortable to wear for long periods of time
  • Available in wide range of colors
  • Full or reduced-peak styles
  • Vented or non-vented versions
  • Can come with job-specific visors and headbands



  • Reduces risk of bumps, lacerations, and abrasions
  • Comply with ANSI Standards and OSHA Safety Requirements

Common Applications:

Our Hard Hats and Bump Caps are suitable for workers in a variety of industrial sectors including Construction, Transportation, and Aviation.

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  • Automotive Service
  • Transportation
  • Warehouse & Logistics
  • Golf Course Maintenance
  • Aviation
  • Security
  • Food/Beverage Processing
  • Recycling
  • Shipping
  • Railways
  • Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas Industries
  • Utilities
  • Power Plants 
  • Chemical 
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Forestry
  • Sand & Gravel 
  • Mining



Head Protection is Personal Protective Equipment.

Head protection is a category of “personal protective equipment” or PPE. As such, it is subject to standards created by various regulating bodies across the globe. The most vital of those for our purposes are established by OSHA/ANSI in the United States, CSA in Canada, and EN in Europe. Read more »

The OSHA standards delineate two basic types of safety helmets: Type 1 helmets/hardhats are designed to reduce the force of impact from a blow to the top of the head, while Type 2 helmets are designed to reduce the force of impact from a blow to the top, front, back, and sides of the head.

OSHA also provides electrical-protective classifications for helmets:

  • Class G – General helmet. Designed to reduce exposure to low-voltage conductors, proof tested at 2200V
  • Class E – Electrical helmet. Designed to reduce exposure to high-voltage conductors, proof tested at 20,000V
  • Class C – Conductive helmet. Not intended to provide protection against contact with electrical conductors.

Operating temperature range is another consideration in helmet selection:

  • Basic temperature applications from 0°F (-18°C) to 120°F (49°C)
  • Low-temperature applications down to -22°F (-30°C)
  • High-temperature applications up to ­­140°F (60°C)

Finally, all safety helmets/hardhats must feature a hard outer shell and a lining that absorbs shock.


Types of PPE Head Protection

Hard Hats

Your team wants hardhats that are lightweight, comfortable, and stylish. We have the solution in a wide range of styles: full- or reduced-peak styles, vented or non-vented options, and with or without job-specific visors and headbands. We also offer a large selection of colors for job classification or company identity, as well as custom-design options for logo and slogan badging. 

Bump Caps

The best bumpcaps are those that your team will actually wear. That’s why our head protection is lightweight, comfortable, and stylish. They also do a great job of protecting wearers from minor bumps, bruises, and lacerations. Choose from a large selection of colors for job classification or company identity. We also offer logo and slogan badging.

Accessories for Hard Hats & Bump Caps

Hard hat accessories provide added benefits on top of the protection offered by your standard ANSI-compliant hardhat. Our selection of accessories includes cold-weather hood systems, anti-electric protection, browguard face covers, LED lights, visors, reflectors, sweatbands and more.

Customize Your Bump Caps or Hard Hats

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Get your company’s logo printed on your choice of Bump Cap or Hard Hat with custom colors & logo placement. Our logo printing services will help you create a professional, uniform look and get more eyes on your brand.

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PPE Care and Storage 

Each component of your PPE requires frequent inspection and proper maintenance to ensure your PPE continues to protect you. If your head protection is used on a regular basis, you should expect to replace the equipment roughly every two years. Otherwise, products should generally be replaced five years after the date of manufacture. During those years of use, you should still be implementing ongoing inspection to ensure proper safety measures. Follow these tips to get the most out of your PPE:

  • Clean the hard hat shell and suspension system with mild soap and rinse with warm water.
  • Inspect the shell daily for any sign of damage or excess wear, perforations, cracks, or deformities.
  • Inspect suspension straps for cuts, frays, damage from chemicals, or any other sign of wear.
  • Never drill holes in the shell unless instructed to do so by the manufacturer. This can decrease the impact resistance and nullify the Class E or G electrical insulation rating.
  • Do not use adhesives, paints, or cleaning solvents on your hard hat unless they are approved by the manufacturer.
  • Never place anything under the shell or between the suspension and the shell. Never wear unlicensed headwear underneath your helmet.
  • Store all industrial PPE according to the manufacturer's instructions in a safe place. Never store a hard hat in direct sunlight.
  • Note that any helmet that sustains an impact should be replaced, even if there are no signs of damage.

Why Airmatic?

Head protection is not the most sophisticated or costly category of products we offer at AIRMATIC, but it’s an important one, so we give it our full attention. Respectful of many different features someone might look for — or look to avoid— we offer hundreds of options. Always looking for quality and value, we choose to work with Centurion, a manufacturer that has excelled in the space for more than 140 years.

In short, across the board and in every instance, you can count on us to do our homework, take your concerns and your business seriously, and offer you products that will help support safety, efficiency, and productivity.

Learn more reasons to buy from AIRMATIC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who should wear PPE hard hats?

A: All construction and industrial workers who may be subject to falling debris or objects, bumping into fixed objects, or electrical shock hazards should wear head protection. The class and type will vary depending on the specific nature of the threat.

Q: What hazards require head protection?

A: According to the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.135, “employees working in areas where there is a possible danger of head injury from impact, or from falling or flying objects, or from electrical shock and burns, shall be protected by protective helmets.”

Q: What should I look for in PPE head protection hats?

A: Good head protection should be able to do all the following:

  • Resist penetration and blows to the head
  • Provide a suspension system to absorb impact
  • Provide insulation from electrical shocks, when necessary
  • Be water resistant and slow burning
  • Shield the scalp, face, neck, and shoulders

Q: What PPE head protection is most effective?

A: A PPE is most effective when it is . .

  1. Manufactured from strong, durable, and proper material
  2. Manufactured by a certified company
  3. In good condition
  4. Fits the individual properly
  5. Worn properly

Q: How can I tell if my PPE hard hat is appropriate for the job?

A: Helmets that comply with established standards must be marked with proper certification. Inside the helmet, you’ll find markings that indicate the standards requirements met, as well as the class designation. Hard hats must also include the date of manufacture and the manufacturer’s name.

Q: How do I know if I should upgrade or change my head protection?

A: You should regularly inspect your head protection for damage or degradation — Not only the helmet surface, but also the suspension system. If there is damage, the PPE should be replaced immediately. Also be sure to review your PPE’s certification if you take on new work with new potential hazards.

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Customize Your Bump Caps or Hard Hats

Get your company’s logo printed on your choice of Bump Cap or Hard Hat with custom colors & logo placement. Our logo printing services will help you create a professional, uniform look and get more eyes on your brand.

Download Logo Printing Data Sheet

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