.It’s amazing how inventive people are when it comes to modifying and repurposing old things to be used as head protection. As safety gear evolves over time, employers must be constantly checking what equipment their workers are using to make sure it meets the standards set by OSHA. Although there are some examples of modified protective gear that claim to offer better protection than original products, allowing the use of non-standard gear for workers’ protection could result in injuries. It is the employers’ responsibility to provide proper safety equipment to their workers. Proper PPE and technical equipment are especially important during rescue operations. Planning for a rescue of a victim requires several components, with safety being the utmost priority. Wherever there is a potential danger of a fall, falling objects, or injury in water, you need a helmet. Certified to major standards, Pacific helmets offer reliable head protection. These helmets are specifically designed for rescue operations. With an adjustable ratchet headband system, comfortable padding, and stylish shell design, these are the helmets that workers will want to wear. Here are the unique features that these hats offer: customization to specific requirements and preferences to suit various applications, durability, light weight, superior UV, heat and chemical resistance, a 6-point ribbon suspension harness, made from premium materials, and high-quality paint finish is available in red, white, blue, and yellow colors. The ANSI Z89.1 compliant Pacific R5 Rescue Helmet With ESS Goggle Mounts 854-602 is ideal for those working in hot conditions. Made of a DuPont™ Kevlar® composite shell with unique resins, this helmet can withstand temperatures of up to 600° F with no deformation. The scallop-sided shell allows for easy earmuff accommodation. The ratchet headband with a 3-point polyester chin strap and a quick-release buckle keeps the helmet in place for a wide range of applications that include: wildland, rope rescue, high angle, windfield, arborists, EMTs, cave rescue, and window washing. For more details, check out the product manual. Certified for NFPA 1951 and EN443, the Pacific R3V4 Rescue Helmet With Retractable Eye Protector 804-340 meets ANSI Z89.1 standards for safety. This helmet features a flip-down eye protector, an outer Kevlar® composite shell with a polyurethane impact liner inside, and an adjustable mesh cradle with a grain leather sweatband for comfort. It is a universal, one-size-fits-most helmet for a wide range of hat sizes (6 3/4 - 8). Applications include search and rescue, collapse rescue, auto extrication, and technical rescue. For more information, check out the product specifications sheet. The Pacific R5SL Utility Rescue Helmet With ESS Goggle Mounts 856-632 has all the main features of the Pacific rescue helmets product line and meets NFPA 1951, EN443 and ANSI Z89.1 standards. With its unique ratcheting headband with merino padding for fit and comfort and built-in ESS goggle mounts, it is perfectly suited for light-duty USAR, rope rescue, and wildland. The product brochure is available here: Brochure: Rescue Helmet R5SL. The Pacific R7H Water Rescue Helmet With ESS Goggle Mounts 815-32 is one of the best helmets for water rescue, collapse rescue, auto extrication, technical rescue, and window washing. Key features include a 2-point chin strap with a quick-release buckle that keeps the helmet secure, ESS goggle mounts, a 4-point nylon webbing cradle system for optimal comfort, and removable rubber plugs to keep water out and to ventilate the helmet. Workplace occupational health and safety is an obligation that must not be ignored. PK Safety Supply is where safety matters. If you have questions or need help finding the right protection equipment, please feel free to call us at 800-829-9580, or visit us online at www.pksafety.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PKSafetydotcom.