Head Protection

Among the most fundamental components of employee safety is head protection. Protecting your head in the workplace is crucial for long-term brain health and can even save your life. OSHA has outlined some head protection guidelines for workers who may be at risk of contact to the head.

Who Needs Head Protection

OSHA mandates that employers must enforce head protection for any workers who may experience any of the following:

  • Objects falling from above their head.
  • Contact their head with fixed objects, such as exposed pipes or beams.
  • Contact their head with electrical hazards.

Some of the occupations where mandatory head protection is common include construction workers, carpenters, electricians, linemen, plumbers, pipe fitters, loggers, welders, and more.