NEW CSA HARD HAT STANDARD

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MAY 2016


New CSA Hard Hat Standard


Published by Canadian Standards Association, operating as "CSA Group" and all references taken from publication January 2015.


There is a new CSA Standard for Protective headwear CSA Z94.1-15 that is replacing CSA Z94.1-05


CSA Z94.1-15 does not require end users to discontinue using products labelled as CSA Z94.1-05 Standard. However , if your occupation requires compliance with new requirements within the standard, older product will not be marked and may not be compliant.


Any hardhats marked with Z94.1-05 can continue to be sold and used. Manufacturers can no longer produce hats using the old markings but distribution and manufacturing can continue to sell any existing inventory.


This Standard applies to protective headwear for industrial, construction, mining, utility, and forestry workers. It defines the areas of the head that are to be protected and includes basic performance requirements for dielectric strength, impact attenuation, penetration resistance, passive retention (stability), and shell flammability and liner ignition resistance.


This Standard does not apply to "bump caps", firefighting helmets, rescue helmets, crash helmets, sports and recreation helmets, or riot control helmets.


3M, Honeywell and MSA are all compliant and manufacturing to the new standard.


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