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Head and Face Protection


Overview: Head & Face Protection Safety Equipment
Head & Face Protection Glossary & Terms
Relevant Head & Face Protection Safety Regulations and Standards
All Safety Product Head & Face Protection Links and Associations

 

Head & Face Protection Overview

Safety faceshields and headgear are required when working in an area where there is a potential for injury to the head from falling objects. Helmets are also designed to reduce electrical shock hazard worn when used near exposed electrical conductors. Soft headwear accessories such as beanie, tie hat, Doo Rag, and welding caps do not conform to safety standards.

In addition there are Safety Glasses and Safety Goggles that are often worn in tandem with safety head & face protection gear. The OSHA and ANSI safety Head & face protection standards and regulations are very strict and specific for eye and face protection.  Type I helmets are reduce the force of an impact to the wearer head. Type II helmets reduce the force of an impact from a blow received off center and/or to the top of the head.




All Safety Products detailed information that can assist you in selecting the correct safety head & face protection to ensure OSHA and ANSI compliance.

Head & Face Protection Glossary & Terms

  • Class E Helmet: Helmets that reduce the danger to high voltage electrical conductors tested to 20,000 Volts
  • Class G Helmet: Helmets that reduce the danger to low voltage electrical conductors tested to 2,200 Volts
  • Class C Helmet: Helmets that do NOT reduce the danger to high voltage electrical conductors tested to 20,000 Volts

Relevant Head & Face Protection Safety Regulations and Standards

  • ANSI Z87+
  • ANSI Z87.1 2003
  • Z89.1 2003

All Safety Product Head & Face Protection Links and Associations

Head & Face Protection Press Releases

ANSI American National Standards Institute

National Welding Supply Association

American Welding Society

National Eye Institute

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

CSA Canadian Standard Association