Workers’ heads are vulnerable to various kinds of injuries on the job. For example, workers’ heads can bump into or be struck by materials, tools or equipment, resulting in injuries ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to more serious concussions and even fatal brain injuries. So it’s important that workers understand the hazards that pose a risk to their head and learn how to protect them.
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Adapt this handout for your OHS program, operations and the safety headwear requirements in the OHS laws in your jurisdiction. Give it to workers as part of a safety talk to educate them on the hazards that can injure their heads and the steps they can take to protect themselves.