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.
Our line of CENTURION hardhats 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. 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.
Our Hard Hats and Bump Caps are suitable for workers in a variety of industrial sectors including Construction, Transportation, and Aviation.
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.
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:
Operating temperature range is another consideration in helmet selection:
Finally, all safety helmets/hardhats must feature a hard outer shell and a lining that absorbs shock.
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 options for logo and slogan badging.
The best bumpcaps are those that your team will actually wear. That’s why ours are 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.
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.
Each component of your PPE requires frequent inspection and proper maintenance to ensure your PPE continues to protect you. Follow these tips to get the most out of your PPE:
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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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.
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Q: Who should wear protective headwear?
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 head protection?
A: Good head protection should be able to do all the following:
Q: What PPE is most effective?
A: A PPE is most effective when it is . .
Q: How can I tell if my PPE 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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