OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 18 Personal Protective Equipment

Section 238 Bump hat

Unlike industrial protective headwear, bump hats are not equipped with a shock-absorbing liner and suspension system that can absorb the energy of an object striking the headwear. Bump hats are intended for use in situations where the danger of injury is limited to striking the head against stationary objects. Examples of these situations include automotive repair operations, meat processing facilities, underwater dives in restricted spaces, servicing hard-to-reach equipment in a complex mechanical room, etc.