March 17, 2006, Newsletter Issue #8: Hard Hats

Tip of the Week

Today’s head protection comes in a variety of styles that are related to the type of work being done.

Accessory Slots/Slotted Hard Hats- This is a slot on the sides of many cap-style hard hat which allows accessories such as ear muffs, faces shields, and other headgear.

Bump Caps- offers light protection but DO NOT protect against impact or blows to the top or side of the head.

Cap Style hard hats- Type of hard hat characterized by a bill in the front. Most hard-hats use this design. The design looks very similar to a baseball cap.

Full Brim hard hats- Type of hard hat with a brim that wraps completely around the hat. This helps to cover the neck and ears from the sun and other elements.

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