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PPE: Head Protection 29 CFR 1910.135, 29 CFR 1915.155, 29 CFR 1926.100.

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1 PPE: Head Protection 29 CFR , 29 CFR , 29 CFR

2 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Session Objectives You will be able to: Identify head hazards Choose appropriate head protection Know the limitations of head protection Use and take care of your head protection

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hazard Assessments Assess the workplace Evaluate every job Determine appropriate PPE Certify the completion of the hazard assessment in writing

4 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Head Hazard Assessment Falling objects Exposed electrical conductors Low-hanging obstructions

5 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Falling Objects You are at risk when working below others Incidents are difficult to anticipate Most impact injuries occur to workers not wearing head protection Most workers injured while doing normal jobs

6 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Exposed Electrical Conductors Electrical shock or burns could occur Head protection insulates and protects Select right class of head protection

7 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Bump Hazards Bumps, scrapes, bruises Low-hanging pipes, steel structures, machinery components Nonroutine cleaning or maintenance

8 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Head Hazards and Injuries—Any Questions? Any questions about workplace hazards to your head?

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hard Hat Design Resist penetration Absorb shock High-density, light- weight polyethylene Stamped with ANSI Z89 specifications

10 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hard Hat Types Type I–Top impact and penetration protection Type II–Top and side impact and penetration protection ANSI Z89.1

11 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hard Hat Classes Class C – No electrical protection Class G – Low voltage (tested at 2,200 volts) Class E – High voltage (tested at 20,000 volts)

12 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hard Hat Testing Temperature extremes Impact resistance Penetration resistance Electrical insulation

13 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Standard Head Protection Wide profile and brim Increased ventilation Sun protection Suspension system Ratchet systems Brow pads

14 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Highly Protective Helmet Impact and penetration resistance from all directions Chin strap Air vents molded into helmet Crown pad and brow pad Accessories

15 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc High Temperature Hats Advanced thermoplastic materials Utilities, welding, foundries, steel mills Meet NFPA Standard Exposed to 350ºF for 5 minutes Resistant to radiant heat and flame

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Bump Caps Protect against bumps, scrapes, cuts Used when helmet or hard hat unnecessary Made of lightweight hard plastic May accommodate faceshields or visors Do not meet ANSI Z89 standards

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Hard Hat Selection—Any Questions? Any questions about choosing appropriate head protection?

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Wearing Hard Hats Backward Type I hard hats have been tested Crown must be symmetrical Suspension must be reversed Type II helmets should not be worn backward

19 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Stickers or Markings Adhesive stickers will not chemically damage helmets Stickers may cover cracks or other signs of damage Keep stickers at least 3/4 inch away from edge of helmet Engraving is restricted to underside of brim Do not engrave the crown area or near suspension sockets

20 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Visibility Increase visibility to equipment operators and vehicles High-visibility colors Fluorescent striping Reflective striping

21 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Objects Inside a Hard Hat Maintain clearance between shell and head Metal part may reduce electrical insulation properties Do not place objects above or below crown straps Fabric winter liners or sunshades are acceptable

22 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Useful Life of a Hard Hat Replace every 2 years if exposed to chemicals, sunlight, temperature extremes Date codes are molded into brims Replace if struck by a forcible blow

23 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Maintenance and Care Clean with mild detergent and hot water Inspect shell for damage or excess wear Inspect suspension straps for cuts, frays, chemical damage Never drill holes Do not use paints or cleaning solvents

24 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Field Test Hard Hats Compress shell sides inward 1 inch Release pressure Shell should return to original shape Compare elasticity to new shell Replace if not elastic or if it cracks

25 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Head Protection—Any Questions? Any questions about the use and care of hard hats?

26 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Key Points to Remember Follow recommendations in head hazard assessment Wear the correct type and class of helmet for the hazards found Inspect and clean hard hats daily Limit stickers and other markings Replace hard hats according to work conditions

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