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Head Protection in the Workplace Lindsey Jones Jeffrey Nordquist Joseph Smith Michael Bricault


I n t r o d u c t i o n › 

Requirements for Training: ›  › 

Have completed the pre-test at www2.gvsu.edu/~joneslin Be required to wear head protection during the standard workday.

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Goal: To have personnel who wear hard hats in an efficient, economical, and safe manner.

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By the end of this training, employees will… ›  ›  ›  ›  › 

Know proper safety and helmet use (inspect, how to put on, wear, adjust, remove) Recognize when it is necessary to use a protective helmet Distinguish between Types (I/II) and Classes (G/E/C) of protective helmets required for the job Identify the limitations of helmets in injury protection Be able to properly clean and maintain protective helmets


Types ›  Type › 

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Protects against blows to the top of the head.

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Protects against blows to the top and sides of the head.

Hardhats


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What type of head protection would each of the following scenarios require? ›  1

– A person who works on a line where pieces of metal frequently fly off the belt.

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– A person who works on floors while others work on the ceiling.


Classes › 

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Does not provide any protection against electricity. This type of hardhat is for impact only. Best suited for encounters with no chance of contact with electricity.

Class G ›  › 

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Hardhats

Class C › 

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Provides protection against impact and up to 2,200 volts of electricity. Best suited for encounters with small amounts of electricity.

Class E ›  › 

Provides protection against impact and up to 20,000 volts of electricity. Best suited for encounters with large amounts of electricity.


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What class of head protection would each of the following scenarios require? ›  1

– A person who is installing wiring underground for a new manufacturing plant.

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– A person installing a ceiling fan.

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– A person installing a new drop-ceiling.


Inspection of Hardhats ›  Hardhats

should be visually inspected before each use.

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the hardhat shows any signs of imperfection, including cracks, dents, etc., it should be replaced immediately.


Maintenance of Hardhats Do › 

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Clean the hardhat daily. ›  Build-up of grime can cause the hardhat to be less effective. Keep out of direct sunlight for long periods of time. ›  Can cause the hardhat to deteriorate much more quickly than if stored under normal conditions.

Don’t › 

Paint the hardhat › 

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Ignore cracks and dents › 

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Can cause cracks in the hardhat, or cover-up small cracks that weren’t found. Greatly limits the effectiveness of the hardhat.

Let dirt build-up on the hardhat. › 

Can cause the hardhat to be less effective.


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Which of these scenarios demonstrates improper care of a hardhat? ›  1

– A person who is installing wiring underground for a new manufacturing plant.

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– A person installing a ceiling fan.

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– A person installing a new drop-ceiling.


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