Cowboy Hard Hat
Atkins would have to go grumbling back to the pickup to rummage through his safety bag for the ugly dome-shaped headgear. Worse, sometimes his fingers were grimy from handling machinery, and when he’d remove the immaculate white $100 straw cowboy hat he always wears, he’d get grease marks on the brim.
Where does OSHA fit in?
Product standards determine performance requirements, and certification indicates conformity to standards. How those products are installed and used in the workplace falls under OSHA.
OSHA standards and regulations may mandate the use of a product that meets a standard, but not specify how that product is certified. For example, the OSHA PPE standards require that hard hats, safety glasses and safety footwear meet specific ANSI standards; the OSHA respirator standard requires that products be NIOSH approved. OSHA officials often participate in the development of those standards, and ANSI and OSHA work in close cooperation.