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5 things to know about your hard hat

One of the first things you do when you set foot on a construction site is to put on your hard hat. You know it is a safety requirement to wear one at all times. Your hard hat can make a major difference if you hit your head on a stationary object or if you happen to suffer a hit from a falling object.

However, do you really know everything you need to in order to keep your hard hat in top condition and the proper way to wear it to ensure sufficient protection?

Since accidents are fairly common on construction sites, it is important to follow safety procedures at all times. However, sometimes it is impossible to avoid accidents. If you have suffered an injury due to an accident on the job site, it is important to remember that you have rights and options. An experienced injury attorney in the New York area can review your case and help you file a claim for the compensation you deserve. Read further to find out more about using your hard hat effectively.

Leave the baseball cap in your car

It may be tempting to wear a baseball cap under your hard hat. However, this may cause your hard hat to lose its effectiveness. In general, wearing a baseball cap beneath your hard hat could interfere with the suspension and the shell. If these things are out of alignment, or the hard hat is not sitting properly on your head, it will not provide sufficient protection in case of an impact.

Don't wear your hard hat backward

While this depends largely on the model, as some hard hats are designed to be effective when workers wear them front-forward or backwards, it is generally a good idea to wear the hat facing forward.

Your hard hat has a shelf life

Just like most things, hard hats will not last forever. While many hard hats are designed to last for several years, if your hat has significant wear and tear, you may have to replace it sooner. Do not wear your hard hat past its designated lifespan or, if it is damaged, replace it as soon as possible.

Avoid adding paint

Paint can cause damage to the shell of hard hats, so try to avoid allowing it to come into contact with paint or painting it yourself.

Stickers are an option

If you want to put an identifying marker on you hard hat, you can use stickers or tape. However, check the adhesive on the tape to ensure it will not cause damage to the shell. Avoid any adhesives that contain chemicals that might have corrosive properties when it interacts with the shell.

If you have been injured on a construction site, you may be entitled to file a workers' compensation claim. Filing such a claim can limit any financial burdens you may experience due to medical expenses and lost wages.

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