JSP Safety Helmet are comply with ANSI Z89.1, American National Standard for Personal Protection – Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers – Requirements. The suspension system inside the hat is designed to help absorb and dissipate impact while keeping a clearance between the head and shell of the hat. The class of hat is usually noted inside the hat shell.
Types and Classes
- Type 1 – Helmets intended to reduce the force of impact resulting in a blow only to the top of the head.
- Type 2 – Helmets intended to reduce the force of impact resulting in a blow to the top and the side of the head
- Class E (Formerly Class B): Helmets for sue where electrical hazards are present (in utility services) that are non-conducting and intended to protect against falling objects and reduce the danger of exposure to high voltage electrical shocks and burns. Offers the highest protection with high-voltage shock and burn protection up to 20,000 volts.
- Class G (Formerly Class A): General Use (limited voltage – non-conducting) intended to protect against falling objects and reduce the danger of exposure to low voltage electrical conductors. They provide impact and penetration resistance and protection from up to 2,200 volts.
- Class (Formerly Class C): Class C Hard Hats are not tested for electrical resistance. They are designed for lightweight comfort and impact protection and are not intended to provide protection from electrical conductors.