Everyday, you and your crew are exposed to dangerous hazards on the job. Working on your feet all day not only puts you at risk for foot-related injuries, but you’re more likely to become fatigued and miss important warning signs. Wearing the right safety shoes and boots can minimize that risk and protect you from common work site dangers such as electricity, chemical exposure, cuts, punctures, crush hazards, and hazmat response.
Protective footwear is required by OSHA (CFR 1910.136) anywhere there are risk of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, objects piercing the sole, or when protective footwear will protect the affected employee from an electrical hazard, such as a static-discharge or electric-shock hazard.
It’s important to choose the safety footwear that matches the risk. There are many different work boot options that can offer workers protection that’s effective and comfortable. Safety shoes and boots can come in slip-resistant, protective toes like steel or composite, with or without metatarsal guards, chemical resistant or a combination of these.
Arch support and insoles can also help extend the life of your shoe and offer comfort, which means you can work longer without feeling the effects of the day. When you spend all day on your feet, that can make a big difference in your health and safety.
Empire Safety & Supply can help you find the foot protection that is right for you. Shop from a wide selection of best-in-class products from Onguard Industries, Tingley Rubber, Servus®,LaCrosse Safety, Ellwood Safety and more!