Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the launch of the North Zone™ hard hat, featuring patented suspension, multiple adjustment points and an innovative rear comfort cradle designed to fit everyone’s comfort zone.
The North Zone’s unique ability to fit the vast majority of head sizes directly supports worker safety, too: a comfortable hard hat will remain on the head, resulting in a better-protected and more productive workforce.
“Poor fit and discomfort are the top complaints of hard hat wearers, according to extensive customer research we conducted throughout North America,” said Daniel Birch, senior marketing manager for Honeywell Industrial Safety. “Finding a single hat that fits across the workforce’s wide variety of head shapes and sizes is a significant challenge for safety managers. That’s why we designed the Honeywell North Zone hard hat. Its advanced features make it easy for nearly any worker to have a comfortable, personalized fit along with the reliable impact protection Honeywell provides.”
A custom fit is achieved by adjusting the easy fit headband for height; the macro size adjust headband allows selection of small, medium/large, or extra-large circumference; and the easy grip ratchet enables precise tensioning. The hat also features a top-of-head comfort pad and a removable rear comfort cradle, which maximizes retention and eliminates the need to overtighten the suspension. Together, these features also deliver excellent balance, eliminating the discomfort, distraction, and risk of an off-balance or top-heavy fit. Shipped fully assembled, the North Zone is ready to use out of the bag.
Available in 17 popular colors, it features four large areas for custom branding and images. The hard hat’s removable, washable sweatband absorbs four times more liquid than previous models and evaporates sweat faster, resulting in improved worker temperature regulation.
The hat is available in two easy-to-remove suspension designs, Quick-Fit and Ratchet, which are compliant for forward and reverse donning. Constructed of HDPE, the North Zone shell incorporates standard accessory slots for use with cap-mounted earmuffs and/or face shields. Ideally suited for general use, the hard hat meets ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 2014 Type I, Class C, G and E as well as CSA Z94.1 2015 Type I, Class C, G and E safety standards.
The Honeywell North Zone hard hat is available now through major safety equipment distributors in the Americas. Contact the Honeywell Industrial Safety customer care department at 800-430-5490 (U.S.) or 888-212-7233 (Canada) for more information about the North Zone and where it may be purchased. More information about the complete family of Honeywell’s North head protection products is available at http://www.honeywellsafety.com/USA/Product_Catalog/Head_Protection.aspx.
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About Honeywell Industrial Safety
Honeywell Industrial Safety (HIS), part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, provides comprehensive solutions to help organizations manage workplace safety in an increasingly complex world. HIS helps organizations with connected, real-time safety intelligence to respond to safety threats, manage risk to the business and improve productivity. In addition to offering the broadest range of industrial safety products — from personal protection gear for a worker’s eyes, ears and heads, to fall protection harnesses and respiratory protection, software, first responder gear and toxic gas monitors — HIS helps organizations make better decisions by connecting sensors throughout customers' operations to deliver an accurate picture of safety at all times.