General-purpose front-brim (Type 1, Class E) hard hats are non-vented and they have a front brim to protect the face from sun, reduce glare, and help shed rain. Type 1, Class E hard hats protect wearers from vertical impacts and high-voltage conductors (up to 20KV). These hard hats are used by construction workers, road crews, and other workers as required by OSHA.
Hard hats and helmets protect the wearer from hazards that impact the head. They have a suspension system that moves the impact force though the body to feet, helping to reduce strain to the head, neck, and spine. These hard hats and helmets are ANSI rated and OSHA compliant. Types and classes combine to indicate the impact type (vertical only or vertical and angled) and level of electrical protection (none, low voltage, or high voltage) provided. Hard hats and helmets should be inspected regularly for structural integrity. Hard hats are used by construction workers, road crews, or where required by OSHA safety regulations.