Safety generally shoes to high-tech and high value-added footwear products. The production process of safety protective Shoes has high requirements on raw materials, auxiliary materials, chemical materials, mechanical equipment, etc.
What should I know about safety footwear?
If you are at risk for foot injury at your workplace, you should wear the appropriate protective footwear.
If foot protection is required, set up a complete foot safety protection program including selection, fit testing, training, maintenance and inspection.
Safety footwear is designed to protect feet against a wide variety of injuries. Impact, compression, and puncture are the most common types of foot injury.
Choose footwear according to the hazard.
Select certified footwear. Ensure that it has the proper rating for the hazard and the proper sole for the working conditions.
Use metatarsal protection (top of the foot between the toes and ankle) where there is a potential for injury.
Footwear must be chosen based on the hazards that are present. Assess the workplace and work activities for:
.Materials handled or used by the worker.
.Risk of objects falling onto or striking the feet.
.Any material or equipment that might roll over the feet
.Any sharp or pointed objects that might cut the top of the feet.
.Objects that may penetrate the bottom or side of the foot.
.Possible exposure to corrosive or irritating substances.
.Possible explosive atmospheres including the risk of static electrical discharges .
.Risk of damage to sensitive electronic components or equipment due to the discharge of static electricity.
.Risk of coming into contact with energized conductors of low to moderate voltage (e.g., 220 volts or less).
.Type of walking surface and environmental conditions workers may be exposed to (e.g., loose ground cover, smooth surfaces, temperature, wet/oily, chemicals, etc.).
Also, evaluate the risk:
.to ankles from uneven walking surfaces or rough terrain
.of foot injury due to exposure to extreme hot or cold
.of slips and falls on slippery walking surfaces
.of exposure to water or other liquids that may penetrate the footwear causing damage to the foot and the footwear
.of exposure to rotating or abrasive machinery (e.g., chainsaws or grinders)