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Foot Protection Training

Foot Protection

Protecting Your Feet

 

 

Feet

According to the department of Occupational Safety & Health Administration, employees are required to have protective footwear when working in areas where there are:

  • Electrical hazards
  • Hazards capable causing injury due to heat sources
  • Hazards capable causing injury due to corrosive substances
  • Hazards capable causing injury due to poisonous substances
  • Hazards capable causing injury due to falling objects
  • A potential for objects piercing the sole of the foot
  • Crushing or penetrating actions, which may cause injuries
  • Requirements to work in abnormally wet locations

Protective footwear must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Purchased date on or before January 26, 2007 either the “American National Standard for Personal Protection -Protective Footwear”, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z41-1999, or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2412-05, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection and ASTM F 2413-05, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection which are hereby incorporated by reference.
  • Purchased date after January 26, 2007, shall meet the requirements and specifications in American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F 2412-05, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection and ASTM F 2413-05, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection.