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Toolbox Talk :::: Safety Shoes 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.

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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!


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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!


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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