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Safety headgear

If there is a workplace risk of head injury from falling, flying, or thrown objects, employers must take measures to eliminate this risk. If the risk cannot be eliminated, employers must apply appropriate control measures to reduce the risk. This may include requiring workers to wear safety headgear such as hard hats. See Controlling risks for more information about the hierarchy of controls.

Workers are responsible for buying and maintaining their own safety headgear. It’s also up to workers to replace hard hats and helmets when they no longer provide proper protection..

For information on choosing and safely using safety headgear, see the follow the links.