Face Shields and Adapters for Hard Hats

Hard hat face shields protect the entire face, or portions thereof, from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. Cleaning contaminants from polycarbonate hard hat face shields is easy. If you aren’t sure what type of polycarbonate hard hat face shield you need for your workplace, please call our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives at 800-637-6606. At Enviro Safety Products, our mission is to provide you with the best selection of PPE at the most affordable prices, so please, check out our selection of polycarbonate hard hat face shields, brackets, and adapters today. If you choose to use this alternative, remember that each hard hat adapter is usually designed to work with a specific polycarbonate face shield – most are not universal.

We offer great products with universal sizing that fits on the brim of most hard hats and accommodates a variety of face shields. Face shields are constructed from lightweight polycarbonate and aluminum for strength and durability and protect your eyes, nose, and mouth from many different hazards in the work place. We offer affordable options from brands like Pyramex and SAS Safety Corp.


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Purpose of Face Shields

Face shields protect the entire face, or portions thereof, from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. When worn alone, such gear does not protect employees from impact hazards. Use face shields in combination with safety spectacles or goggles for additional protection. The face shield windows extend from the brow to below the chin and across the entire width of the face. Hard hat face shields are available in lift-front designs, which may be raised up when needed or left in the lowered position. All of our selections meet ANSI Z87.1 standards for impact resistance. Face shields are also available in varying degrees or levels of thickness. These levels should correspond with specific tasks.


Applications for Face Shields

Hard hat face shields are used in medical situations when blood-borne pathogens put healthcare workers at risk. Law enforcement officers, military personnel, fumigators, and search-and-rescue teams also use face shields as personal protective equipment.


Polycarbonate Face Shields: What You Need to Know

We offer options made from polycarbonate, a very strong, durable material designed to withstand impact from flying objects, such as:

  • Large Chips
  • Fragments
  • Particles
  • Sand
  • Dirt

Such face shields are highly reliable and have high impact-resistance levels, which means they can withstand projectiles while protecting the wearer. Generally, this variety is coated for extreme scratch-resistance so workers can maintain high levels of visibility for longer periods of time.


How To Care For Your Polycarbonate Face Shield

Cleaning contaminants from polycarbonate face shields is easy. Depending on the contaminant, a soft cloth and ordinary cleaning solutions will work. Because this material is extremely sturdy, you can vigorously wash them, if necessary.


Choosing The Right Polycarbonate Face Shield

Your workplace poses a unique set of hazards to your workers and there isn’t a universal polycarbonate face shield that will work for everybody. In order to choose the right products for your workers, you’ll need to carefully evaluate your workplace and determine which hazards your employees are facing. You may need to choose a polycarbonate face shield that protects your workers from chemical hazards, impacts, dust, or sparks. While most of these models provide basic protection, they’re not all created equal; some are thicker, more scratch-resistant, and larger than others. Naturally, cost is usually a guiding factor as well.

  • Aspherical Polycarbonate Hard Hat Face Shields - Some workers prefer aspherical hard hat face shields for all-around protection. In most cases, aspherical polycarbonate styles won’t interfere with other safety equipment, like headsets and earmuffs or magnifying safety glasses. However, you’ll need to evaluate your existing personal protective equipment (PPE) and make sure adding more equipment won’t compromise your workers’ safety.
  • Aluminum-Bound Polycarbonate Face Shields - The aluminum-bound polycarbonate face shields you’ll find in Enviro Safety Products’ catalog follow a universal hole pattern that allows them to fit on commonly used headgear and brackets. Designed to protect wearers from liquid splash, impacts, and dry particulates, these options meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 standards to guarantee the maximum possible protection for your workers.

Brackets for Polycarbonate Face Shields

When your employees’ protective headgear isn’t designed for use with a polycarbonate face shield, you’ll need a bracket. Brackets are generally adjustable and can accommodate several types of face shields. Constructed of durable aluminum, plastic, or nylon, these handy add-ons generally only come in one size.


Purchasing Polycarbonate Face Shields

If you aren’t sure what type of polycarbonate face shield you need for your workplace, please call our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives at 800-637-6606. Each member of our team takes part in rigorous bi-weekly training to ensure their familiarity with all our products and their proper uses. Our team can also assist you in placing your order. At Enviro Safety Products, our mission is to provide you with the best selection of PPE at the most affordable prices, so please, check out our selection of polycarbonate face shields, brackets, and adapters today.


Hard Hat Adapters

Instead of brackets, many employers choose hard hat adapters. If you choose to use this alternative, remember that each adapter is usually designed to work with a specific polycarbonate face shield – most are not universal. However, these extras securely connect their designated face shields to most types of hard hats to provide a high level of head and facial protection.



OSHA estimates that 25% of the 2+ million disabling work injuries that happen every year are cranial, affecting the head, eyes, or face with varying degrees of severity. The devastation that can result from a head or neck injury is well-known and documented, ranging from concussions to paralysis to death. Ever since their famous debut on the construction sites of the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge, hard hats have become a modern icon of America’s rugged productivity. Today they’re one of the most important items to have in an industrial environment, where hazards from falling/swinging objects or electric shock are very real. Even tiny parts like screws or washers can generate deadly force when dropped from height. Every hard hat consists of two basic components: shell and suspension. These elements work together to absorb shock from impacts. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose of keeping the hat on the head (the suspension itself is usually attached to a headband) and of stretching to absorb the force of an object applying pressure to the outer shell. There may still be some contact with the skull depending on the force of the blow, but it will be dramatically reduced from the trauma one would incur without suspension, or without head protection at all. The standard impact test for a hat is an eight-pound weight dropped from five feet above, which is approximately equal to the force generated by a wrench, hammer, or other tool after falling twenty feet. Two basic types and three classes of hard hats exist. Type 1 hats focus their protection on the top of the head, while Type 2 also have protective measures on the sides. Class G hats will protect the wearer from low-voltage conductor accidents (2200 volts or less). Class E does the same, but for high-voltage conductors (20000 volts or less). Class C hats are made of conductive aluminum and only protect from impact and penetration, so they should not be used in electrical work applications. You’ll often see workers put stickers on their hats to make them identifiable and express their individuality, but stickers can contain metal elements that could compromise the electric resistance of the shell. If you’re adamant about your hat sticker, make sure it’s positioned an inch or more above the brim. Many factors can affect the lifespan of a hard hat. Extreme temperatures on either end of the thermometer will compromise the material over time, as will prolonged exposure to UV rays. If using them in those conditions can’t be avoided (such as on a construction site at high noon), they should be stored indoors after hours in a space where temperatures aren’t so dramatic and UV exposure is limited. Every hat should be inspected daily for signs of compromise such as cracks and dents, in which case they must be discarded and replaced. If a hat sustains an impact, even if it has no visible damage, it also must be discarded and replaced. Hats used in harsher environments that are exposed to continuous heat, sunlight, or chemicals may lose flexibility or take on a chalky appearance. A single hat shouldn’t be used for longer than two years, and it’s recommended that the suspension be replaced annually. It’s important to recognize that hard hats are not comfortable or pleasant to wear, and the companies that design and manufacture them have found numerous innovative ways to make them more appealing. This can take the form of superficial designs appealing to patriotism or sports fandom, but also practical improvements such as full brims for extra shade, rain troughs to divert water from the face, and slots that make the hat compatible with accessories (faceshields, headsets, etc.) without compromising protection. Suspension is crucial, and comes in several varieties. The degree to which it redistributes force is determined by how many points of contact it has with the shell. Hats will have 4, 6, or 8 suspension points. More points, more protection. Simple enough. Suspension systems are adjustable, either with a ratcheting knob that can be easily twisted or a pinlock that has to be adjusted more meticulously. A suspension should be replaced when it loses pliability, no longer fits securely in the hat, or develops cracks or tears. Be consistent when replacing suspensions and make sure they’re from the same manufacturer. In the course of a day, depending on what kind of work you’re doing, your hat will get anywhere from lightly dirty to absolutely filthy. Remove the suspension and wash the shell with mild soap and warm water, as harsh cleaning fluids could compromise the shell. If a sticky substance (tar, sap, etc.) refuses to come off, either replace the hat or leave it be. Air-dry it when you’re done and store it in a clean area with a stable temperature.