The market for safety footwear has expanded over time as more workplaces have required foot protection from impact, electric shock and chemical hazards as well as enhanced slip resistance in both indoor and outdoor work environments.
Occupational slips, trips, and falls on the same level (STFL), have been a severe problem in the workplace for decades. Some of the most recent data about their financial impact on business comes from the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.
Tingley Rubber Corporation, a leading supplier of protective footwear and clothing, announces the addition of the Pulsar™ PVC knee boots in both plain toe & safety toe styles. “These new knee boots include an ASTM F2413-18 certified composite safety toe and feature Tingley’s Chevron-Plus® tread pattern for a long life and great slip resistance on wet-clean and wet-contaminated surfaces.”
Trucking can be a hazardous profession for drivers – and that’s before the driver has even set foot in the cab or put the vehicle in gear. For good reason -- fleets focus much of their attention on minimizing risks on the road, but there are also risks when a driver is on his or her feet as well, due to the risk of a fall.
Outfitting employees with appropriate footwear reduces injuries. Making sure workers have the right footwear for the job is a real, ongoing challenge for safety managers. Here are five ways you can overcome it and take advantage of all the benefits of high-quality safety footwear.
Today, Red Wing Shoe Company unveiled its Wall of Honor, a monument that features epic stories about skilled laborers and their Red Wing boots, in the honorees' own words. The Wall of Honor pays tribute to those who have handled some of the toughest jobs such as delivering goods and services across ports and seaways as a U.S. Merchant Marine; installing the spire atop the Willis Tower in Chicago; and the cleanup at ground zero after the 9/11 attacks.
Protective footwear used by employees can play a big role in preventing costly and dangerous slips, trips and falls. But not all footwear protects wearers equally. Make sure your workers wear the proper protective boots for their unique environment.