ANSI approved hard hats (or bump caps if the previous is
too bulky) are available from any safety supply outfit.
Grainger, Lab Safety, Airgas, Ill. Safety Supply, Fisher
Scientific (Safety) just do a search for safety. Here
in the industrial world, a hard hat is required as basic
equipment. Chin straps are also available from all the
manufacturers. (You'd want something that was ANSI
Z89.1 approved to be "legal".) Personally I've worn my
hard hat and then again sometimes I have not. It guess
it has been dependent on what I was doing on the tower.
Any type of overhead work, installation, removal, etc.
then I'd wear it, but if I'm only going up to just
tighten the rotator bolts, then I'd probably not wear
it. (Don't tell the safety director.) Also, in all
cases of any climbing, I force all ground crew to wear
one. Period. 73 Phil KB9CRY
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2002 10:01:14 -0500 Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Presumably the type of lanyard discussed is of the one-use type,
> > which stretch/tears and doesn't rebound (much). I would think a
> > greater worry would be banging your head against the tower,
> > and that risk might actually be increased if the lanyard was too
> > elastic.
> > 73, Pete N4ZR
> OK, we've covered Belts, Boots, and Glooves, but I don't recall
> ever seeing any discussion of HEAD GEAR for tower work.
> Anyone know where to find Hard Hats with Chin Straps?
> Anyone use any type of HELMET (football, motorcycle, bicycle, etc)?
> Tom N4KG
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