American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection

Definition - What does American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection mean?

The American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection was originally established in 1986 with ANSI Z89.1-1986. It has since then gone through a number of updates. The standard states that affected employees must wear protective helmets in areas where there is the possibility of a falling object causing a head injury. If workers are in the vicinity of electrical conductors which may contact the head, they must wear a protective helmet that is designed to reduce electrical shock effects.

Safeopedia explains American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection

The American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection separates protective helmets into three classes, A, B and C. All three classes of helmets are intended to reduce force of impact of a falling object. However Class A protective helmets also provide protection against low voltage electrical conductors. Class B protective helmets offer protection against high voltage electrical conductors. Class C Protective helmets offer no extra protection against electrical hazards.

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