Established in 1914, MSA is the world's leading manufacturer of safety products designed to protect people throughout the world. Many MSA products, while simple to use and maintain, are sophisticated in design in that they typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.

With headquarters located in Cranberry Twp., Pennsylvania, MSA employs approximately 5,000 associates and maintains operations that extend around the world. These resources include manufacturing operations on five continents, major R&D centers in the U.S, Germany and China, and more than 40 international locations that help protect lives in more than 140 countries.

Head Protection



Approvals & Standards

V-Gard® Slotted Caps and Non-Slotted Hats meet all applicable requirements for a Type I (top impact) helmet as outlined in ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2009 (Class E), and also as outlined in CSA Z94.1-2005 (Class E) with 1-Touch® and Fas-Trac® Suspensions.

V-Gard Caps and Hats also meet the ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2009 voluntary standard for reverse donning and low temperature.

Hi-viz orange and hi-viz yellow-green V-Gard Caps and Hats meet the ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2009 voluntary standard for high visibility as well.

WARNING: Do not mix suspension and helmet sizes. Make sure the sizes match (i.e., standard-size suspension with standard-size helmet). Use only MSA suspensions on an MSA helmet. Failure to comply with the above will reduce the energy-absorbing ability of the protective helmet, which can result in serious injury or death.


Electric Utility
Hazardous Materials
Oil & Gas
Paper & Pulp


Confined Space
Electrical Shock
Overhead Falling Objects

Product Information

Consist of a polyethylene shell and suspension working together as a protection system. Cap or hat styles, available in three cap sizes, small (6 to 7-1/8 inches), standard (6-1/2 to 8 inches) and large (7-1/2 to 8-1/2 inches) and the hat is 6-1/2 to 8 inches.