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Hard Hat

A helmet some workers are required to wear when employed in a hazardous position. For example, construction workers or oil drillers may have to wear hard hats as a condition of employment. Hard hats are closely associated with blue collar work.
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"The first thing that comes off is (a hard hat) and you hit your head."
Irshad Hassan, a commuter, says that he cannot afford a helmet which is why he went and bought a hard hat. 'I understand that it is completely useless if I was to get into an accident, but I bought it so that I can avoid being fined,' he admits.
Protecto also offers Peel and Stick reflective silver strip kits to retrofit existing hard hats regardless of style, model and size.
The manufacturer, MSA, calls it the GRN hard hat and markets it as part of the V-Gard line.
"Over time, the sun's UV rays can cause a hard hat's shell to become brittle and compromise its ability to protect the wearer," said Chris Dujovski, product manager for 3M Head, Eye and Face Protection.
If I thought that was bad, on the way home at about 10pm, in a different empty advertising hoarding, there was a man balancing precariously inside with no safety equipment, no hard hat and this time no barrier whatsoever to protect him.
Deputy head Julie Harrison said: "The safety talk was really helpful and the children really enjoyed it - especially wearing their hard hats and high visibility vests!"
The Labour MP said: "This move will cause confusion, change the culture of wearing hard hats and put lives at risk."
Radhats also has an online shop where you can go and purchase a stunning range of hard hats, with new designs being added all the time.
The wearing of hard hats is a must in any construction site as part of safety procedures.
WORKING HARD: Liam Higgins has fun putting together the building blocks while wearing his hard hat, right.
The headgear is a cross between a traditional protective hard hat and a baseball cap incorporating a high-visibility finish.