Vented Safety Helmet

July 21, 2012
Head gear that “breathes” to help prevent heat-related illness

GATEWAY SAFETY INC.’s Serpent® vented safety helmet is an effective protective measure against high heat in the workplace. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S., the supplier noted, which is a particular concern during summer months. Workers wearing uncomfortable, hot safety helmets on the jobsite can be made ill by the effects of heat on the jobsite.

To combat heat buildup under the helmet that can cause fatigue and heat stress, Gateway Safety’s Serpent® vented safety helmet incorporates the CoolSense airflow system, along with six vents along the peak of the helmet, that promotes heat release and keeps workers cool. Other beneficial features include a cushioned brow pad that absorbs moisture and perspiration and a rain trough to divert water from workers’ faces.

Serpent is the safety helmet recommended for employers who want to fulfill their duty under the OSH Act to protect workers from heat-related hazards. In addition, at just 13.1 ounces it ensures comfort for all-day wear. For a customized, secure fit, Serpent features a six-point nylon suspension and a rotating ratchet adjustment system.

The Serpent shell is made of a sturdy high-density polyethylene material that provides impact protection without adding weight. Gateway Safety’s Serpent complies with the ANSI Z89.1 Standard for Type I, Class C helmets. Comfort, light weight, and excellent ventilation combine with optimal head injury protection to make Serpent the ideal hot-environment helmet.

Gateway Safety designs and manufactures award-winning, cost-effective safety products for eye, face, head, hearing, and respiratory protection.