Hard Hat Protection: Current Industry Standards and the Future of Jobsite Head Injury Prevention PPE

February 14, 2022

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Hard Hat Protection: Current Industry Standards and the Future of Jobsite Head Injury Prevention PPE

The modern hard hat has been virtually unchanged since the first introduced polyethylene (plastic) design in the 1960s. Although today's hard hats are OSHA-approved and must meet the safety standards established by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and ISEA (International Safety Equipment Association), in most cases, the manufacturing materials, methods, and technology have advanced little in the many years since the current iteration was created.

That's why LIFT Safety focuses its design efforts on details that make a difference in hard hat fit, comfort, and safety. LIFT's hard hat line incorporates designs inspired by sister action sports brand EVS Sports. Each model incorporates innovative features like a six-point suspension system for superior comfort and added impact protection, an innovative synthetic leather comfort dome with molded EVA foam insert for additional shock absorption, and an oversized ratcheting fitment dial for easy on-the-job adjustments when wearing gloves.

When a hard hat is necessary on a job site, users should be sure to select the appropriate model for the work environment. ANSI divides hard hats and protective helmets into different types and classes. The hard hat type indicates the designated level of impact protection, while a hard hat's classification indicates the degree of electrical voltage protection. Regardless of the type and classification, a hard hat must pass specific tests to meet OSHA regulations. To learn more about Hard Hat Classifications, see our Hard Hat Classification Chart.

By developing and integrating modern technology into its hard hat designs, LIFT Safety aims to improve worker safety by delivering comfortable head protection that workers want to wear. After all, comfort is a huge factor in getting workers to willingly wear PPE. The modern comfort features incorporated into each LIFT hard hat design are a game-changer for the hard-working men and women who spend long days on the job site.

A few of the LIFT Safety hard hat/helmet models one should consider to elevate personal job site safety and comfort include:

Dax Carbon Fiber Full Brim Hard Hat

Dax Carbon Fiber Full Brim Hard Hat

Dax Carbon Full Brim Features

The DAX Carbon Fiber is a cap-style, full brim carbon-fiber-reinforced resin hard hat that offers a 6-point suspension system for superior comfort and impact protection, an innovative Clarino® synthetic leather comfort dome, and an oversized ratcheting fitment dial for easy adjustments while wearing gloves.

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Dax Carbon Fiber Full Brim Hard Hat (Back View)

 

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Dax Carbon Fiber Camo Cap

 Dax Carbon Fiber Camo Cap

Dax Carbon Cap Features

The DAX Carbon Fiber is a cap-style, full brim carbon-fiber-reinforced resin hard hat that offers a 6-point suspension system for superior comfort and impact protection, an innovative Clarino® synthetic leather comfort dome, and an oversized ratcheting fitment dial for easy adjustments while wearing gloves.

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Dax Carbon Fiber Camo Cap (Back View)
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Briggs Full Brim Hard Hat

Briggs Full Brim Hard Hat

Briggs Full Brim Features

If you want the best in safety, comfort, and of course, style, the Briggs Full Brim Hard Hat is a sophisticated and stylish choice that stands out from others on the market. With its oversized fitment retention knob, dialing in the proper fit is a snap—even while wearing gloves. A six-strap interior with four-point suspension provides ultimate protection from overhead impacts, while a synthetic leather dome keeps you cool and comfortable all day long. Vented and non-vented versions are available.

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Briggs Full Brim Hard Hat (Back View)

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Briggs Short Brim Hard Hat

Briggs Short Brim Hard Hat

Briggs Short Brim Features

Like its full brim cousin, the Briggs Short Brim is another stylish choice that separates itself from other hard hat brands on the market. An exterior shell made from high-impact polymer, combined with a four-point suspension system, means the Briggs provides protection at a level beyond current safety requirements. And dialing in the proper fit is as simple as reaching for the oversized fitment retention knob. All-day comfort, available in vented and non-vented versions.

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Work Safer with More Comfort in a LIFT Hard Hat

Dax Hard Hats

Wearing a hard hat doesn't have to be a chore—or a bore. LIFT Safety continues to improve and evolve its line of hard hats to include a model, safety standard, and style preference for workers required to wear head protection on the job. Look good, feel good, and add next-level protection to your PPE lineup with a hard hat from LIFT Safety.

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3 Responses

Jameison Aldridge
Jameison Aldridge

April 19, 2022

Need to know if you have any ’owner’s manual’ literature for your hard hats. I’m starting to have individuals work at our mine site with them, and want to know what the wear standards are, as our policy says to wear them as according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor

April 19, 2022

Will Lift ever make a class E hard hat in the Dax style?

Jason K. Siefert
Jason K. Siefert

April 19, 2022

I have employees that like the Dax carbon CAP style hard and would like to wear it backwards. Does Lift Safety provide documentation allowing users to wear the hard hat backwards?

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