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8/27/11 Foot Protection
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8/27/11 Introduction Protective footwear is needed when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, and where such employee's feet are exposed to electrical or chemical hazards
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8/27/11 Introduction Protective footwear is typically made of leather or other durable material, and cover the ankles to provide support. The bottoms are usually made of thick rubber to provide slip resistance and puncture resistance, and feature a hardened toe to protect the foot from falling objects
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8/27/11 Why are types of “shoes” important on the jobsite? On any jobsite, safety is a top concern for both the worker and the contractor. Failure to comply can result in increased potential for worker injury. Contractor may be fined when injuries occur, and productivity is hurt.
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8/27/11 Personal Protective Equipment Data have shown that most foot injuries result from accidents were PPE was not properly worn The International Safety Equipment Association conducted a survey in 2004 regarding the use of PPE in heavy construction
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8/27/11 Typical Types of Foot Protection Steel Toe Boot Rubber Boot Chemical Resistant Electrical Hazard
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8/27/11 Typical Foot Hazards Falling objects Equipment and Moving Parts Punctures Extreme Heat Electrical Shock Slippery Surfaces Caustic Chemicals A worker removes his foot from underneath A large slab of concrete
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Important features to consider… Steel-Toed Tempered steel capping the toe region Non-Metallic Toed Non-metallic metal capping the toe region Insulated Superior protection against the cold Electrical Hazard Protection from accidental contact w/electrically energized objects. Puncture Resistant
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