Too often there are reports of head injuries at work sites. Sometimes the injuries are the result of workers not wearing their hard hats. Other times injuries result from hard hat suspensions not being properly installed. The majority of the time injuries are caused from a hard hat becoming dislodged from the worker's head. Is... Continue Reading →
Decal Hard Hats Proudly Display American Patronage
Do you resonate with Lee Greenwood when he belts out the phrase, "Proud to be an American?" If so then you are in good company with millions of other fellow citizens. Now is the time to celebrate your proud American patronage. Our great country recently elected a new president as well as Memorial Day and... Continue Reading →
Aluminum Hard Hats are Making a Comeback
Have you had the experience of finding the perfect item and then the manufacturer discontinues it? This gets to be quite a pain and frustrating. It is almost the same as Pepsi discontinuing their version of clear cola years ago. Another favorite item of mine that was discontinued years ago is the aluminum hard hat.... Continue Reading →
What is the Hype About Custom Hard Hats?
Are you a sole proprietor in the construction industry looking for a new way to advertise your company? Perhaps, a foreman looking for a new way to increase hard hat compliance? Regardless of whether you are a sole proprietor or a foreman, there is a fantastic product available for everyone. It is custom hard hats!... Continue Reading →
Break the Mold with Cowboy Hard Hats
The days of boring and uncomfortable hard hats are gone. Now workers can be safe, comfortable, and stylish all at the same time. Several manufacturers are following this new trend, but one does it better than the rest. Vulcan cowboy hard hats provide optimal safety properties, comfort, and style. Vulcan cowboy hard hats are different... Continue Reading →
How Are Hard Hats Tested?
Hard hats undergo strict testing according to ANSI criteria before being deemed able to provide adequate head protection. The way this works is a sample of hard hats from a batch or production shift are set aside for testing. They are tested in several areas including impact energy attenuation, apex penetration, and electrical insulation. Testing... Continue Reading →
Hard Hat Accessories Keep Cool You at the Job Site
Are you miserable wearing a hard hat in the heat? The good news you are not alone, so many workers complain of being too warm and sweat dripping into their eyes. Those days are over thanks to hard hat accessories by North, Occunomix, Rawhyde Frontier, MSA, and Miracool. One type of product that helps make... Continue Reading →
2003 ANSI Standards For Hard Hats
Are you up-to-date with current ANSI standards for hard hats? If not, you need to, because product-testing procedures change and improved designs are introduced. This is the fifth revision of the standard that provides performance and testing requirements for hard hats. In 2003, ANSI revised the Z89.1-1997 standard. The changes were made according to national... Continue Reading →
What Roles Do ANSI and OSHA Play at the Workplace?
The organizations called OSHA and ANSI are frequently mentioned in the workplace. Do you know who they are? OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the main federal agency in charge of enforcing safety and health legislation. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is a private, non-profit organization that produces industrial standards in the United States.... Continue Reading →
Stylish Pink Hard Hats For Women
Ladies, the time has come for you to make a fashion statement at the jobsite! Several leading manufacturers heard your pleas to look more feminine at work. Manufacturers including North, MSA, Pyramex, and Skull Bucket listened and designed fashionable hard hats in shades of pink. The selection of pink hard hats featured includes hard hats... Continue Reading →