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Personal Protective Equipment

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  1. Personal Protective Equipment Head Protection

  2. Hazard mitigation • Head injuries are caused by: • falling or flying objects • bumping your head against a fixed object • electrical shock and burns 1a

  3. Hazard mitigation • Hard hats: • resist penetration • absorb the shock of a blow • lessen injury 1b

  4. Types of head protection • Hard hats fall into two types and three classes • Types include: • Type 1 - full brim • Type 2 - no brim, peak extending forward 2a

  5. Types of head protection • Classes include: • Class A - general service - limited voltage protection • Class B - utility service – high voltage protection • Class C - special service - no voltage protection 2b

  6. Types of head protection • Class A hats protect against impact hazards (and have limited voltage protection) • Mining • Building construction • Tunneling • Lumbering 2c

  7. Types of head protection • Class B hats protect the head from: • impact • penetration from falling and flying objects • shock and burns • Mainly used in electrical work 2d

  8. Types of head protection • Class C hats are designed for lightweight comfort and impact protection • Used where there is no danger from electrical hazards 2e

  9. Proper care of hard hats • Check hats daily for dents, cracks, or penetration • Inspect the: • shell • suspension • headband • sweatband 3a

  10. Proper care of hard hats • Keep hats out of the rear-window shelf of cars • Clean the hats once a month in warm, soapy water • Avoid getting paint on the hard hat 3b

  11. Affected employees • Employees who are exposed to hazards that require PPE • Construction workers • Tree trimmers • Loggers • Electrical utility workers • Shipbuilders • Miners • Petroleum/chemical workers 4a