Hard Hat Industry Standards
ANSI/ISEA: Z89.1-2014 & CSA: Z94.1 2005
All hard hats are required to have labels and/or markings denoting it's standard.
- ANSI: these labels are required to list Manufacturer, Date of Manufacture, ANSI/ISEA Z89.1, Type, Class, Head Size Range.
- CSA: these labels are required to list Manufacturer, Model, Type, Class, Reverse Orientation Mark, Manufacture Date, Size/ Size Range, and User Warnings
Type 1: These helmets are meant to reduce the force of impact from a blow only to the top of the head; CSA: Helmet protects the crown of the head only.
Type 2: ANSI: Helmets are meant to reduce impact from both top and/ or sides of head; CSA: Helmets protect against blows to the crown and/or laterally to the head.
LT Rating: LT stands for Low Temp. This means the helmet is designed to provide protection at low temperatures of 22°F (-30°C).
The three classes indicate the helmets electrical insulation rating:
- Class E (electrical) are tested to withstand 20,000 volts
- Class G (general) helmets are tested at 2,200 volts
- Class C (conductive) provide no electrical protection
For other Safety Tips and Regulations, Visit: Sun Damage, Expiration & Manufactured Dates, & more about Ratings
All hard hats meet or exceed the applicable requirements for Type I helmet (top impact) as outlined in ANSI Z89.1 2009 and meet or exceed OSHA requirements, with the exception of the Bump Cap.
Western Outlaw™, and Fas-Trac™ are registered trademarks of American Allsafe Company - Irving, TX.
Advance Cap®, Freedom Series™, Skullgard®, and V-Gard® are registered trademarks of Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) - Pennsylvania.
Fibre-Metal® is a registered trademark of the Fibre-Metal Products Company - Concordville, PA.