You may not be required to wear a hard hat at work — but if you come home from work regularly with bumps and bruises on your noggin from low-hanging pipes and other rigging, you’re probably a good candidate for a bump cap.
Generally lighter and cheaper than hard hats, bump caps aren’t OSHA and ANSI compliant, but you can wear one for protection from bumps and scrapes, even if head protection isn’t required.
MSA molds their lightweight bump caps from high-density polyethylene and adds perforations to the sides for ventilation. The caps adjust from 6-1/2″ to 8″ to fit a variety of head sizes. The smooth, easy-to-clean caps come in a variety of colors. Single-color custom imprinting is also available.
You can pick up a bump cap for somewhere between $1 and $12. The MSA bump caps start at $4.