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[TowerTalk] Tower Climbing Safety - Head Gear?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Climbing Safety - Head Gear?
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 15:01:50 -0500
At 12:59 PM 2/28/02 -0600, wrote:
>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)?

I would think that a rock climbing helmet would probably meet this spec
(see for some examples.  

IMO, the normal sort of construction hard hat is of little use for the top
person on a tower because of the lack of lateral protection, and actually
tends to get in the way when working.  Mine came with a chin strap, but....
Still worth wearing on the ground or lower down the tower, though, for
protection against dropped stuff. 

73, Pete N4ZR

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