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OSHA does not address the “sticker” issue in the Agency’s regulations.
The ANSI standard ANSI Z89.1-1997 does not specifically address the issue either. It does say to take caution when marking or decorating Class G (general) or Class E (electrical) helmets. The ANSI standard warns against affixing markers that would make holes or damage the hat.
So, a few stickers may be okay, but a hat full of them may not be, as this could hide potential damage to the helmet. In the end, it is up to the employer to consider whether the helmet is safe for the employee to wear.