This Head and Face products selection tool should only be used as a guide. Prior to using this tool, per OSHA 29CFR 1910.132, the employer must assess the workplace and determine if hazards that necessitate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including head and face protection are present, or are likely to be present, before assigning PPE to workers. The types of head and face hazards identified in the hazard assessment will be the input into this selector tool. The recommended products may not be the complete protection for the hazard (for example, some hazards require both primary eye protection and secondary face protection). Failure to properly identify hazards may result in improper head and face protection selection, possibly resulting in injury to the head or face.
Outside the U.S., consult the authority having jurisdiction in your country for head and face selection requirements.
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