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How NIOSH views the question of industrial head protection.
Occup Health Saf 1979 Mar; 48(2):53-54
Existing, future, and interim standards for industrial head protection equipment were evaluated. The author mentions that NIOSH market surveys of industrial helmets identified some that were below performance standards. Industrial and governmental interlaboratory testing revealed considerable variation in impact test results despite the use of the same test standard. Although little useful information for helmet design exists, it was found that the Canadian Standards Association and Construction Safety Association injury data can be related to helmet performance standards. The author recommends the development of a certification program for helmets and replacement of a mechanical impact measuring device that was formerly used in the American National Standards Institute Standard with an electronic system.
NIOSH-Author; Safety-headgear; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Quality-standards; Industrial-hazards; Control-technology
Issue of Publication
Occupational Health and Safety
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division