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# Federal Registers
1 2012 - 07/23/2012 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection; Correction of Direct Final Rule - 77: 42988-42989
2 2012 - 07/23/2012 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection; Correction of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - 77: 43018
3 2011 - 11/29/2011 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) - 76: 73687-73689
4 1972 - 05/04/1972 - Head Protection - 37:9024
# Standard Interpretations
1 2014 - 08/01/2014 - The use of hard hats while working on roofs in hot weather
2 2011 - 05/09/2011 - Clarification on when hard hats can be worn with bill facing to the rear.
3 2006 - 04/17/2006 - 29 CFR 1926.31 and 1926.100; wearing caps or other apparel under a hard hat for cold weather protection.
4 2004 - 11/17/2004 - Determining the need for hard hat and eye protection on construction sites.
5 2004 - 02/20/2004 - Hard hats are not required where there is no exposure to head injuries.
6 2002 - 04/17/2002 - Hard hat testing and certification requirements when the hard hat bill is worn to the rear.
7 2001 - 05/16/2001 - Exemption from the requirement to wear hard hats for religious reasons.
8 1998 - 12/31/1998 - Acceptability of western style hard hats.
9 1993 - 11/10/1993 - Employees working on scaffolds and wearing of protective helmets.
10 1992 - 07/22/1992 - The use of head protection at construction sites.
11 1983 - 08/23/1983 - Clarification on standards for head protection.
12 1980 - 01/21/1980 - Bump caps would not provide adequate employee head protection for all exposures in manholes.
13 1979 - 12/17/1979 - A class C helmet is acceptable on construction projects for protection against impact and penetration of falling and flying objects but not for electrical hazards.
14 1977 - 08/22/1977 - The wearing of hard hats.

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