What Do I Need to Know About Safety Headwear? – Ottawa Fastener Supply
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What do I need to know about safety headwear

What Do I Need to Know About Safety Headwear?

Under provincial law, every construction worker is required to wear a hardhat when working sites with hard-surfaced materials or near electrical conductors. Understand how to buy a hard hat for the job and how to take care of the hat. Reduce the risks of injuries by choosing the correct safety gear for Ottawa construction sites.  

Safety Headwear Classes

Hard hats are classified by the type of protection offered.  

  1. Type 1 – this type of headwear protects from impact at the top of the hard hat.  
  2. Type 2 – type 2 hard hats have an integrated foam impact liner that reduces the force of an impact to the top and the sides of the head.  

In addition, each type of hard hat comes in one of these three classes:  

  • Class E: head protection against high voltage (20,000 V electrical rating)  
  • Class G: head protection against low voltage (2,200 V electrical rating)  
  • Class C: no electrical protection 

What to Know About Safety Headgear

Safety equipment in Ottawa must be taken care of appropriately. Do not store hard hats in the back window of a car, because heat and sunlight can damage the material. When a hard hat has been impacted, it must be removed from service. Inspect hard hats annually and replace the liner each year. Replace the shell at five-year intervals.  

Find all the safety equipment you need at our safety supply store in Ottawa. Keep your workers safe with high-quality safety gear that is affordable and meets all provincial regulations. 

Due to worldwide shortage of N95 masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Ottawa Fastener cannot promise delivery ETA’s for these products and will NOT be holding products for customers. If products do become available, it will be on a first come, first served basis. Please call 613 828 5311 or email sales@ottawafastenersupply.com if you are looking for these products.

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