Head Protection

What is the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Hard Hats?

All industrial protective hard hat are either Type 1 or Type 2 based on ANSI and CSA standards for impact resistance and direction. A hard hat can only have one designation for impact properties. Read the full blog to learn more about the different types.

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How to Help Prevent Heat Stress in Industrial Work Environments

At outdoor jobs with high sun exposure such as construction, working at height, and oil and gas, dangerous conditions due to heat stress are prominent – especially during the spring and summer months. Heat stress can impact both worker safety and productivity. Learn more about how the new MSA V-Gard C1™ Hard Hat can help prevent heat stress.

Differences in Shock, Impact, and Penetration Testing for Hard Hats

When choosing a hard hat, it’s important to understand the testing each type of hard hat is subject to in order to provide the highest possible level of protection.

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2021

Every year OSHA publishes the top list of 10 most frequently cited standards so that employers can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards. Review the 2021 list and download our infographic here.

Employees at Risk of Hearing Loss: What Employers Can Do to Help

According to every major regulatory and protection agency, including OSHA and WHO, workplace hearing loss is 100 percent preventable. Read the full article to learn more about hearing loss in the workplace, how you can help prevent it, and how to help keep your employees safe.

Why the ANSI 87.1 Standard Matters When Choosing Proper Eye and Face Protection as Hard Hat Accessories

This blog article covers tips for choosing hard hat accessories for eye and face protection that follow ANSI Z87.1-2020 Standards for design and testing.

Hard Hats, Advancements, and Options in Head Protection – For Construction Pros Podcast

Significant advancements have been made to the hard hat during its 100 year history. But as standards continue to be evaluated and environments and workforce demographics change, the hard hat will still continue to evolve. Our latest blog post features a new “For Construction Pros” podcast discussing what MSA Safety experts predict for advancements in head protection moving forward.

Workplace Safety from Top to Bottom

Learn more about workplace safety as this article dives into the Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Standards of 2019.

Complete Head Protection Solutions – EHS Today eBook

Check out the EHS Today Complete Head Protection Solutions eBook guide, sponsored by MSA – The Safety Company, for tips on how to choose the right headgear for the right application.

Signs You May Need a New Hard Hat

Do you know the signs of needing a new hard hat? Read this article to learn the signs that your hard hat is reaching its “expiration date”.