I was reading through Industrial Safety and Hygiene News and I came across this article about work footwear by Mark Reilly. I have been in the safety area for a long time and I have dealt with provisioning and analyzing work shoes for particular work activities many times. But this article jumped out at me as a great primer for anyone who has not, but might need to some day. He quickly summarizes some of the features that are worth considering.
Once made of stiff leathers and bulky steel toes to protect feet from fallen objects and crush injuries, today’s work boots are sleeker, faster and more protective than ever.
It also amazed me just how many parts there are in a good work shoe. How many of these can you define and specific why they are important in safety? Think of this as a no-pressure quiz for the day.
- And I would add one more – the fitting mechanism (laces etc)
How many did you get?