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PPE: Foot Protection. © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0704 Session Objectives You will be able to: Identify foot hazards Choose appropriate footwear.

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1 PPE: Foot Protection

2 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Session Objectives You will be able to: Identify foot hazards Choose appropriate footwear for work tasks Know the limitations of foot protection Use and take care of protective equipment

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Foot Injury Statistics 180,000 foot-related injuries 400 injuries per day $6,000 per injury 1,509 lost-time injuries

4 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Foot Hazard Review Falling objects Rolling objects Objects piercing the sole Exposure to electrical hazards

5 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Other Foot Hazards Slippery walking surfaces Wet or muddy conditions Hazardous chemicals Cold weather conditions

6 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Falling Objects Steel toe Composite cap Strap-on toe guards

7 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Metatarsal Protection Protection from falling and rolling objects for upper part of the foot Boots with external protection Strap-on metatarsal guards

8 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Rolling Objects Ankle protection Steel shank in the heel Sides protected by steel shanks Toe and metatarsal protection

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Puncture Resistant Prevent penetration by sharp objects Have a hard, dense sole Have steel shank in the sole

10 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Slip Resistant Street shoes are not intended for slip resistance Soft rubber soles are slip resistant Sole has tread with channels Still need to walk carefully

11 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Electrical Hazards Wear nonconductive shoes Reduce potential electrical shock Exposure to 600 volts or less

12 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Electro-Static Dissipative Reduce static electricity Conduct charge from body to ground Have low electrical resistance Wear around flammable or explosive materials Wear near sensitive electronic equipment

13 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Conductive Shoes Minimize static electricity Reduce ignition of volatile chemicals Discharge static into grounded floors Should not be worn near electrical hazards

14 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Chemical Resistance Exposure to liquid chemicals, acids, caustics Boot material resistant to specific chemical Made of rubber, PVC, neoprene, or vinyl

15 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Wet or Muddy Conditions Boots to keep feet dry Made of PVC or rubber

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Cold Conditions Use a special insulated liner in: Freezing outdoor conditions Refrigerated environments

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Foot Hazards and FootwearAny Questions? Any questions about workplace hazards to your feet and the different footwear features that will protect against those hazards?

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Capabilities and Limitations ANSI standard Manufacturers tags No protection unless identified on tag

19 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Comfort and Fit Fit and comfort Plantar fasciitis and heel pain Ankle, knee, low back pain Insoles Orthotics

20 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Cleaning Footwear Brush off dust and debris Spray mud off with water Decontaminate chemical-resistant shoes Dry before storage

21 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Storing Footwear Clean before storage Protect from dirt and chemicals Prevent unnecessary damage

22 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Inspecting Footwear Inspect before each use Check toe and metatarsal protection Check for holes, tears, cracks Check soles for excessive wear Discard damaged or defective footwear

23 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Limitations, Use, and CareAny Questions? Any questions about the limitations, use, and care of protective footwear?

24 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc Key Points to Remember Know the foot hazards in your workplace Wear footwear with appropriate protective features for the job Know the capabilities and limitations of protective footwear Check comfort, fit, and support of footwear Clean, store, and inspect footwear


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