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• Part Number: 1926
• Part Title: Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
• Subpart: E
• Subpart Title: Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
• Standard Number: 1926.100
• Title: Head protection.
• Applicable Standards: 1910.135

1926.100(a)

Employees working in areas where there is a possible danger of head injury from impact, or from falling or flying objects, or from electrical shock and burns, shall be protected by protective helmets.

1926.100(b)

Helmets for the protection of employees against impact and penetration of falling and flying objects shall meet the specifications contained in American National Standards Institute, Z89.1-1969, Safety Requirements for Industrial Head Protection.

1926.100(b)(1)
The employer must provide each employee with head protection that meets the specifications contained in any of the following consensus standards:
1926.100(b)(1)(i)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1-2009, "American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection," incorporated by reference in Sec. 1926.6;
1926.100(b)(1)(ii)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1-2003, "American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection," incorporated by reference in Sec. 1926.6; or
1926.100(b)(1)(iii)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1-1997, "American National Standard for Personnel Protection--Protective Headwear for Industrial Workers--Requirements," incorporated by reference in Sec. 1926.6.
1926.100(b)(2)
The employer must ensure that the head protection provided for each employee exposed to high-voltage electric shock and burns also meets the specifications contained in Section 9.7 ("Electrical Insulation") of any of the consensus standards identified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
1926.100(b)(3)
OSHA will deem any head protection device that the employer demonstrates is at least as effective as a head protection device constructed in accordance with one of the consensus standards identified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section to be in compliance with the requirements of this section.

1926.100(c)

Helmets for the head protection of employees exposed to high voltage electrical shock and burns shall meet the specifications contained in American National Standards Institute, Z89.2-1971.



[77 FR 37600, June 22, 2012]

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