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1 FHM TRAINING TOOLS This training presentation is part of FHMs commitment to creating and keeping safe workplaces. Be sure to check out all the training programs that are specific to your industry.

2 These materials have been developed based on applicable federal laws and regulations in place at the time the materials were created. The program is being provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute and is not intended to provide OSHA compliance certification, regulatory compliance, a substitute for any "hands on training required by applicable laws and regulations, or other legal or professional advice or services. By accessing the materials, you assume all responsibility and risk arising from the use of the content contained therein. ©2010 Grainger Safety Services, Inc. Foot Protection

3 Learning Objectives Objectives: Understand the OSHA Standard for foot protection Possess the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve the maximum benefit from your use of foot protection on the job

4 Agenda Agenda: Overview of personal protective equipment Specific information on foot protection Payment for personal protective equipment Your responsibilities

5 Overview of Personal Protective Equipment Section 1

6 Personal Protective Equipment Personal protective equipment is in every day usage: OSHA regulations since 1971 Significant risk of personal injury or death

7 Employer Responsibilities The OSHA Standard requires: Written Hazard Assessment Use of engineering and/or administrative controls Use only identified and approved PPE Ensure proper fit Prohibit use of damaged equipment

8 Employee Training Refresher training is required if: Changes occur in the workplace PPE changes Employees do not demonstrate understanding of the PPE or how to use it

9 Employee Training Employees must be trained: When PPE is necessary What PPE is necessary How to wear the equipment properly Limitations of PPE Care and maintenance of PPE

10 Specific Information Regarding Foot Protection Section 2

11 Foot Protection Potential hazards requiring foot protection include: Falling and rolling objects Cuts and punctures Chemicals Electrical current Extreme cold Slips, trips, and falls Wet environments

12 Foot Injuries are Very Common Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics would suggest that foot injuries are very common: Thousands of foot injuries annually that result in lost work days 80% of all foot injuries are caused by objects weighing less than 30 pounds impacting the foot

13 Falling and Rolling Objects Steel-toed shoes have a toe box over the toes that protects from hazards: Toe box can be made from composite and aluminum, making the shoe much lighter Metatarsal guards are designed to protect the instep from falling and rolling objects Can be a built-in feature of the shoe, or a strap-on addition to a standard toe box shoe

14 Cuts and Punctures Cuts and punctures a major hazard to the feet in the workplace: Shoes with puncture-resistant features are very useful

15 Chemicals Potential footwear: Leather safety footwear with synthetic stitching Rubber, vinyl, plastic, or PVC compounds boots or overshoes

16 Electrical Current Footwear can be an important component of worker protection in situations where electrical shock hazards are present: Footwear should incorporate an electrical hazard protective sole and heel Sole construction should be designed to reduce hazard from contact with electrically energized parts Should also provide a secondary electrical hazard protection on substantially insulated surfaces

17 Extreme Cold Choices would include: Insulated footwear which captures the bodys heat Footwear that is waterproof or water resistant

18 Slips, Trips, Falls Footwear can help prevent slips, trips, and falls: Safety shoes with non-slip rating soles Footwear should have laces that wrap tight around the ankle

19 Wet Environments Web environments are obvious hazards: Select lined rubber boots with waterproof characteristics, or safety shoes with a non-slip rating

20 Foot Protection Inspect before use: Replace damaged shoes Replace laces if broken or loose Clean monthly

21 Payment of Personal Protective Equipment Section 3

22 Payment for PPE PPE payment: In November of 2007, OSHA published a new paragraph (h) to their Personal Protective Equipment standard PPE used to comply with OSHA standards shall be provided by the employer at no cost to their employees Employer must also pay for replacement PPE, except when the employee has lost or intentionally damaged the PPE

23 Foot Protection Not Paid for by Employers The employer is not required to pay for: Non-specialty safety toe protective footwear Non-specialty prescription safety eyewear Employers are not required to reimburse employees for the cost of shoes if: Employer provides metatarsal guards Employees purchase shoes with built-in metatarsal protection Employer is not required to pay for logging boots

24 Employee-Owned Equipment If an employee provides their own protective equipment, employer: May allow the equipment Is not required to reimburse the employee for the cost of the foot protection Cannot require employees to provide and pay for their own equipment

25 Your Responsibilities Section 4

26 Your Responsibilities Understand requirements applicable to your job: Understand the assessment and selection process Wear the equipment properly when required Inspect, clean, and store properly Be vigilant for problems Look for other solutions

27 Additional Information Personal Protective Equipment. OSHA Publication 3151, (2003) Assessing The Need For Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). OSHA Small Business Outreach Training Program Instructional Guide, (1997, May)

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