Why Safety Shoes are important in the Workplace?

Top 7 Reasons Why Safety Shoes are important in Workplace? | Aspida

When thinking about shoes for industrial and construction worksites, the first thing that comes to mind are heavy-duty footwear such as steel toe boots and Goodyear Welted constructed boots. These boots have been designed to protect the feet from hazards and are essential personal protective equipment (PPE) in these workplaces.

There are a few factors to keep in mind when selecting a shoe that helps make the workplace safer. Aside from being durable, safety shoes can also provide additional traction, arch support, heat resistance, slip resistance, shock absorption and water resistance. In order to find the correct foot protection for the workplace, a hazard assessment should be performed to identify the types of risks posed by the particular workplace. 

Aspida should never discount the importance of safety shoes in a workplace. It is as important as having protective eyewear or gloves, and here are some of the reasons why.

Safety Shoes in Workplace
1. PROTECTION FROM HEAVY FALLING / FLYING OBJECTS

In an environment where workers carry heavy materials or operate heavy machineries and/or vehicles, protective safety shoes with steel toe boots can prevent injuries to the feet caused by falling/flying heavy objects. A good pair of steel toe boots can free your employee from injury and save your company precious dollars for treatment of any major injuries.

Protection from Heavy Falling Safety Shoes
2. PROTECTION FROM SHARP OBEJCT PUNCTURE/PENETRATION
There are situations where workers must work with sharp objects laid out on the floor and these objects often come into their path. In these situations, a shoe constructed with heavy-duty thick soles and thicker anti-penetrative materials (Kevlar 1100N) offers the best protection. This will protect the sole and surroundings of the foot from being punctured or penetrated from sharp objects.
Protection From Sharp Object | Aspida Safety Footwear
3. PROTECTION FROM CUTTING HAZARDS
Sharp machinery that are used for cutting or chopping with moving parts (chainsaws) can pose as cutting hazards for workers. In this case, logging boots designed with cut-resistant material will protect the workers operating the chainsaws.
Protection from Cutting Hazards Safety Footwear
4. PROTECTION FROM ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
Electricity or an accumulation of static can pose a variety of risks in the workplace. In these environments, workers run the risk of suffering potential electric shocks or setting off catastrophic electric sparks. Wearing non-conductive footwear made from leather, rubber or any non-conductive material should be worn to prevent electric shocks. In situations where static build-up needs to be prevented, anti-static footwear can be worn to reduce the amount of static accumulation on the body.
Protection from Electrical Hazards Safety Footwear
5. PREVENTION FROM SLIPPAGE, TRIPPING OR FALLING
Workplaces can take extra precaution to prevent slipping, tripping or falling. These occurrences are common, and they make up a large statistic of accidents in the workplace. Proper footwear with anti-slip and increased traction can be worn to protect workers from sipping, tripping and/or falling in slippery environments. They can also prevent workers from falling off ladders.
Prevention from Slippage | Aspida Safety Footwear
6. PREVENTING FATIGUE
In industrial workplaces and workplaces that involve manual labor, it is common for workers to have to stand all day on hard surfaces like concrete. This leads to fatigue on the muscles in the feet, legs and back and this can worsen with inappropriate footwear. Wearing shoes that provide proper cushioning and arch support can alleviate stress on the muscles and significantly increase overall comfort. This leads to less fatigue in workers which will lead to increased productivity and efficiency in the workplace.
Benefits of wearing safety shoes

7. PREVENTING BURNS

Burns from fire, chemicals, cement, etc. can happen in the workplace. In order to prevent this, workers can wear safety footwear made from durable materials such as Crazy Horse Leather to prevent burn injuries from happening in the workplace.

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