What does a full brim hard hat mean?

Unlike cap style hard hats, full brim hard hats provide added protection with a brim that surrounds the entire helmet. These hard hats also provide more protection against the sun by providing more shade than a cap style helmet.

What is a slotted hard hat?

Accessory Slots/Slotted Hard Hats- Many cap-style hard hats have a slot on the sides of which allows accessories such as ear muffs, faces shields, and other headgear. Bump Caps- This type of hats DO NOT protect against impact or blows to the top or side of the head, but do offer light protection.

Do MSA hard hats expire?

MSA hard hat shells should be used no longer than 5 years, while suspensions should be replaced after 12 months. Both are the maximum time frame for replacement, calculated from date of first use. The date of manufacture is stamped or molded onto the hard hat shell, usually on the underside of the brim.

Where are MSA hard hats made?

MSA hardhats are made in USA and our most popular brand of head protection. Many specific hard hat designs available. Our MSA hard hats are designed to meet strict ANSI safety regulations.

What is the difference between a Type 1 and Type 2 hard hat?

Type I hard hats are only designed to protect workers from objects and blows that come from above and strike the top of a helmet. Type II hard hats are designed to offer protection from lateral blows and objects. This includes from the front, back, and side as well as from the top.

Can I wear my MSA hard hat backwards?

Reverse donning: Hard hats marked with a “reverse donning arrow” can be worn frontward or backward in accordance with the manufacturer’s wearing instructions. They pass all hard hat protection requirements, whether worn frontward or backward.

What do the color of hard hats mean?

White for supervisors, foremen and engineers. Brown for welders and those working with high heat. Green for safety inspectors and occasionally new workers. Yellow for earth movers and general workers. Blue for carpenters, technical workers and temp workers.