We all know hard hats are essential and even mandatory in many occupations such as construction, maintenance, road work and while operating certain types of machinery. Hard hats are also often used in some sports such as baseball and rock climbing. Hard hats protect the head from falling objects and other hazards in the workplace, whether it be indoor or outdoor. Hard hats have an interior strap system, some are adjustable, to keep the hat from sitting directly on the head and some have a type of sweatband or liner inside as well to help workers to stay comfortable. Some hard hats have a brim to divert water from the face if it is raining. Back in the day, there used to be only one type of hard hat. Nowadays, there are many different types, styles,sizes, colors and graphics. Many hard hats can be personalized with printed logos on them to represent the company on the job. Some have designs or pictures, hard hats can also be printed with a favorite sports team logo on them. Hard hats in the past were made mostly with metal, but now most hard hats you find will be made from plastic. Hard hats are designed to be lightweight for everyday wear and should be well ventilated for all day comfort.
For safety, road construction crews may add reflective or high visibility paint to their hard hats. Hard hats are often paired with ear protection that can attach directly to the hard hat for combined head and ear protection on the job. Specialized hard hats are often worn by firefighters, miners or police officers that have added features to help them perform their duties more efficiently, for example an added clamp for a small flashlight, or a visor for face and eye protection. There are safety requirements for hard hats and they are rigorously tested soon after manufactured to make sure they meet the requirements. If a hard hat is involved in an accident, a fall, has cracks in it or is damaged in any way, it should not be worn and should be disposed of because it may not protect the worker the way it should if something were to happen. About 1/3 of head injuries in the workplace result from workers bumping their heads on stationery objects while not wearing a hard hat. Remind workers on the job site that not all dangers to the head are from falling objects. If you are looking for a particular type, color or style of hard hat, you have come to the right place. Our large selection of hard hats are sure to surprise you with the colors and designs you have been looking for.