At QualSafe Solutions, we understand the importance of employer responsibility when it comes to ensuring the safety and health of their employees.
To best service our customers, we provide an extensive inventory of safety equipment for sale or rent. We carry a variety of top-quality safety equipment, and are able to support your organization by providing safety products and services that are customized to your operations. Hardhats are one of the leading products we provide to our customers.
Hardhats are designed to protect you from head injuries resulting primarily from falling objects, but can provide protection from other hazards as well. There are many types of hardhats available to keep your team safe. Understanding the standards below can help you determine the best hat for your employees:
ANSI Z89.1 – 2014 specifies and distinguishes between two types of hard hats, Type I and Type II. Type I hardhats are made to protect workers from objects and impacts resulting from falling objects. Type II hardhats are made to protect against lateral impacts. It is incumbent on the employer to evaluate the work environment and the location(s) of potential hazards to determine which type of hardhat is most suitable for your employees.
ANSI Z89.1 – 2014 also separates hardhats into three different classes: E, G and C. These classes specifically designate the hard hat’s electrical insulation rating.
Class G (General)
- These hardhats are made to lessen exposure to low voltage conductors and offer dielectric protection up to 2, 200 volts. Additional personal equipment must be utilized to protect workers below the head.
Class E (Electrical)
- These hardhats are manufactured specifically to protect against electrical hazards. They are designed to reduce exposure to high voltage conductors and offer dielectric protection up to 20,000 volts. Additional protection must be used to protect workers from exposures to other parts of the body.
Class C (Conductive) Hard Hats
- This class of hardhats is not designed to protect against contact with electrical conductors, rather it is designed to protect the worker from impacts to the head. Hardhats should come with an interior sticker indicating the hardhat’s type, class, and the year of manufacture. If a new hardhad doesn’t provide this information, it should not be used.
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