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Posted 9/27/14 , edited 9/27/14
An odd thing to be angry about.

Most PPE only offers mild protection and is mandatory in work places to avoid a nasty lawsuit. If a brick fell from 10 feet on to your head, then the hard hat would make a difference, but not so much from a great height. Other things such as wearing gloves to prevent splinters, or in office environments having wrist-rests and adjustable chairs also offer mild comfort but are slowly becoming mandatory also, and as for Hi-Vis vests/jackets when working during daylight hours shouldn't make you much more visible to people operating machinery, not to mention those people driving the vehicles would never pass the tests if their eyesight was so bad they needed objects to be illuminated to not hit them.

It's the world we live in, but I'd still wear the protection regardless in most situations.
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I'd also like to mention, I wasn't allowed to have my hair or beard out (had to bobble them both up) when I worked at Amazon Warehouse last year, even though I worked mainly admin/auditing and did not enter the conveyor belt/heavy machinery areas and was in no danger of any kind of hazard relating to the way I chose to look...

...but rules are rules.
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And now you know why we wear hardhats backwards so you can bloody see things above your melon. But most PPE is feel-good shit office clowns put into effect that really don't do much other than lower insurance rates.

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You can order them online if you want them!
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jehester wrote:



You can order them online if you want them!


But you wouldn't be able to wear them at a construction site because they're not the standard.
My argument still stands.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:


jehester wrote:



You can order them online if you want them!


But you wouldn't be able to wear them at a construction site because they're not the standard.


Odd, that's not the post I quoted....
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personally think you've made a good point. what if the brick falls on the shoulder...? it's ok for the person to be paralyzed? as long as they're not dead.

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Construction sites need to be treated like crime scenes in the making.
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Better than nothing, but they can really get in the way... Especially when wiring panels.
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are you sure you don't mean bump caps? I mean the springiness of a proper hard hat definitely seems to indicate that it's designed for vertical impact.



"In 1997, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) revised its performance standards for hard hats. Although conformance to the standards is voluntary, most manufacturers choose to comply so they can label their products as providing a certain class of protection. Under the 1997 standards, Type I hard hats provide specified levels of protection from impact and penetration to the top of the head; Type HI hard hats also provide specified levels of protection for impact and penetration to the side of the head. Three class designations indicate the degree to which a hard hat protects the wearer from electrical current. ANSI-compliant hard hats must also meet flammability criteria."

So they are designed firstly for vertical impacts, then for horizontal.

link to the information: http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Hard-Hat.html
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I think the usage of hard hats depend on the situation.
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I'm lovin' how an irrelevant topic is in the General Discussion.

Sorry James.
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glowstickless wrote:

are you sure you don't mean bump caps? I mean the springiness of a proper hard hat definitely seems to indicate that it's designed for vertical impact.



"In 1997, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) revised its performance standards for hard hats. Although conformance to the standards is voluntary, most manufacturers choose to comply so they can label their products as providing a certain class of protection. Under the 1997 standards, Type I hard hats provide specified levels of protection from impact and penetration to the top of the head; Type HI hard hats also provide specified levels of protection for impact and penetration to the side of the head. Three class designations indicate the degree to which a hard hat protects the wearer from electrical current. ANSI-compliant hard hats must also meet flammability criteria."

So they are designed firstly for vertical impacts, then for horizontal.

link to the information: http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Hard-Hat.html


no more than 1,000 lb (4,400 N) of peak force can be transmitted to the head form, and no more than 850 lb (4,000 N) of average force can be transmitted.
WTF?
Springy or not all that force is supported by the neck.
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