Why wear safety shoes? • Testimonial One • Worker was wearing boots w/electrical hazard soles on them. • Changing a current transducer on a chiller. • While removing a 480 volt 3 phase line, current jumped to second line. • Causing an explosion. • Worker believes the boots where the reason he did not get electrocuted and had no injuries!
Why wear safety shoes? • Testimonial Two • Worker was driving a forklift, and did not see another worker. • Ran over his toes, then knocked him down and ran over his ankle. • Doctor said it was a miracle his foot/ankle were not shattered. • Worker believes the steel-toed boots where the reason he did not have a shattered foot!
What types of boots are offered? • Steel-Toed • Tempered steel capping the toe region • Non-Metallic Toed • Non-metallic metal capping the toe region • Insulated • Superior protection against the cold
What types of boots are offered? • Electrical Hazard • Protection from accidental contact w/electrically energized objects. • Puncture Resistant • Stainless steel midsole, withstanding punctures up to 270 lbs of force. • Metatarsal Guard • Another layer of protection for hazardous environments.
What types of boots are offered? • Static-Dissipative • Reduces the accumulation of excess static electricity. • Waterproof • Utilizes a waterproof material for an impenetrable water barrier. • Rubber • Plastic boot best for use when placing concrete, or if site is mucky.
What standards are followed? • ASTM F2413-05 Standard Specification for Performance • This specification covers minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and classification of footwear designed to provide protection against a variety of workplace hazards that can potentially result in injury. • ASTM F2412-05 Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection • These test methods measure the resistance of footwear to a variety of hazards that can potentially result in injury.
Other Safety Shoe Accessories: • Strap on steel toe caps • Turns standard shoes in to jobsite safe shoes. • Shoe chains/spikes • Creates traction on jobsites w/ice and snow • Vinyl/Latex contamination control covers • Covers work boots from chemicals/contaminates