Foot Protection

June 2020


Trends in ... foot protection

Are you wearing the correct shoe?

Slips, trips and falls were the second leading type of injury resulting in missed work in 2018, according to the National Safety Council statistical database Injury Facts. The 240,160 recorded slip, trip and fall injuries accounted for 26.7% of all injuries that year. Part of the problem, experts say, is workers not wearing the right type of foot protection.

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Steel toe overshoes 

Made of flexible, pliable polyvinyl chloride, TurboToes Steel Toe Overshoes offer workers protection from impact, crushing or stubbing injuries. Treads under the sole help prevent slipping and direct liquid away from the foot. TurboToes are ideal for working environments that carry a risk of toe damage or have a steel toe cap requirement. The steel toe cap meets impact and compression resistance 75-pound rating, per ASTM F2412-18/F2413-17.

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Work boot

The wedge-soled Cincinnati work boot is designed with a full-grain, waterproof barnyard-resistant leather upper to resist the damaging effects of oleic acid, urea, sodium chloride and ammonium hydroxide. It has a KEEN Luftcell air-infused polyurethane midsole. Inside the boot, a removable, dual-density polymer foot bed with an aerated pillow-top cushioning adds to the overall comfort fit, while safety comes from the left and right asymmetrical, nonmetallic carbon-fiber toes that are 15% lighter than steel. Other features: The KEEN.Dry waterproof, breathable membrane; an electrical hazard-rated rubber outsole; and a Cleansport NXT lining that provides odor protection free of chemicals and perfumes.

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Work shoe

The FootRests 2.0 Tread Hiker features abrasion-resistant TecTuff material; a nano, nonmetallic safety toe; a lightweight Xergy anti-fatigue foam midsole to absorb shock and return energy; and the new FootHolds enhanced rubber outsole – an oil- and slip-resistant outsole designed to enhance worker productivity and safety in high-slip areas. The shoe is available in black, gray, navy and tan.

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Shoe/boot covers

Boot Saver disposable shoe and boot covers are single-use, 100% liquid-proof latex covers ideal for food processing, home repair contractors and other applications in which contamination prevention is needed. The covers can be used as part of the control measures to prevent the spread of disease. They are available in four colors (yellow, blue, red and black) and sizes (M-2X) for all applications. Each case contains 100 pairs.

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Traction aid

Military-grade tungsten carbide spikes are molded into a natural rubber traction pad to deliver comfort, durability and a superior grip. The adjustable hi-viz straps don’t require specific sizing and can be easily rotated to the top of the foot when traction isn’t needed. Choose from a wedge-shape or slim-fit design to ensure proper fit.

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PVC footwear

Honeywell Servus is a line of polyvinyl chloride footwear that provides a wide range of protection from liquid and chemical hazards ranging from organic – common in petrochemical and food processing industries – to acids and oils in heavy manufacturing industries. The steel toe-protected Servus 75109 meets the viral penetration resistance standard. A seamless, three-stage, PVC injection molded construction is 100% waterproof. The TDT outsole compounds are formulated for long wear, and the engineered outsole has a dual compound.
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