The difference between hard hats and bump caps comes down to safety. Depending on each individual's work environment - all situations are unique. While both still protect the head from injury in some capacity, one has the advantage in protection.
The American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, has developed safety minimums for manufacturers and their products. And for over 100 years they have ensured the safety of American workers on the job site. These government regulated guidelines set the requirements for items like safety glasses, hard hats, work gloves, and apparel.
Weather may occur at a moment's notice stay ready with personal protective equipment (PPE) kit - helps keep you safe, remain visible, and stay prepared.
Related Personal Safety
Stay safe and prepared on the job site for any situation with our selection of first aid kits, medical supplies, and bandages. We offer bulk and contractor first aid kits that are ANSI rated and can accommodate several people during an emergency.
Personal Cooling Products
The heat and extreme weather conditions can make working outside difficult. We offer a large selection of personal cooling products that include advanced hyper-evaporative PVA technology that retains water yet stays cool and dry to the touch. This material can be found in bandanas, towels, hats, and by popular brands such as the Ergodyne Chill-Its series of products.
Economy Safety Vests
Hi-Vis orange and yellow lime economy safety vests are both cost effective and help keep you visible and safe. Offered in both ANSI and non-ANSI rated, these vests are available in mesh, with reflective, and at low prices.
Styles of economy safety vests include surveyor with pockets, two-tone, incident command, black bottom, pre-printed, and breakaway.
Silver reflective tape on safety vests reflect light and keep you visible at night or in poor weather conditions.
Lightweight mesh economy safety vests are breathable and ideal for warm weather conditions. They allow air to pass through and keep you cool.
ANSI safety vests meet ANSI Class 2 or ANSI class 3 safety ratings. Select from brands like Pyramex, Radians, ERB Safety, and our own line of affordable high visibility Full Source safety vests.
Add your name or logo to your safety vest with screenprint, vinyl heat transfer or embroidery.
This PPE gear is made of durable materials like polycarbonate, steel mesh, Lexan and plastic.
The shields attach to headgear which is often sold separately.
Headgear includes hard hat adapters that fit into accessory slots on most styles of hard hats. It is important to make sure the hard hat compatible headgear will fit with your brand of hard hat. There are some that are universal or will fit on most cap or full brim style hard hats regardless of the brand.
Some styles of face shields are anti-fog, scratch-resistant or tinted green for welding. They also meet ANSI Z87.1 safety ratings.
Ratchet styles are adjustable to fit most head circumferences. There are also headgear systems with brow guards, fabric sweatbands, and neck pads. They are comfortable for hours of wear even in industrial applications.
Select from name brands like Elvex, ERB Safety, MCR Safety, Bouton, Pyramex and Uvex.