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    Does anyone know if a leather Sam Houston that was manufactured in April 1989 meets the current NFPA/OSHA requirments?


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    it should say inside the helmet what edition it meets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemonkey99
    Does anyone know if a leather Sam Houston that was manufactured in April 1989 meets the current NFPA/OSHA requirments?


    Yep look inside the helmet. If someone hasn't removed the label it will tell you.
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    The Sam Houston was originally released as an NFPA compliant leather helmet. It has, as you may know, an extra layer of impact protection and NFPA approved eye protection (at the time it was a faceshield....now of course there are goggles that meet the requirement). I have read that as long as the helmet originally met the criteria then it should be compiant under a grandfather clause meeting NFPA 1971 ..? edition as long as it has not been modified..ie substituting the faceshield for bourkes or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemonkey99
    Does anyone know if a leather Sam Houston that was manufactured in April 1989 meets the current NFPA/OSHA requirments?
    There is a split answer here. No, the helmet does not meet the CURRENT NFPA standard...there have been about 4 revisions since it was manufactured. However, it is grandfathered as "acceptable" until it is replaced.
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