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What Can I Wear Beneath My Hard Hat?

Posted: November 28, 2018 Tags:

What Can I Wear Beneath My Hard Hat?

It’s that time of year when staying warm is important, especially if you are working outside for long periods of time.  A common question in the construction industry is, what is permitted to be worn underneath a hard hat?

  • Winter liners can be worn but should be inspected to ensure they do not adversely affect the proper fit or function of the hard hat.
  • Bandannas, skull-caps, hoods, or welder’s caps that do not contain metal parts should be used only if they are worn smoothly on the top of the head.

Care should be taken to avoid pressure points because the suspension should still be adjusted to provide a snug and comfortable fit.

  • Baseball-style caps should not be worn; they will interfere with the ability of the suspension to work properly during an impact.

Follow this link to an OSHA standard interpretation that addresses this exact question.

Click here for a list of onsite training that CORE Safety offers for you and your employees.

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