Invest in the Things that Separate You from the Ground: Invest in High Quality Steel Toe Boots
For decades, steel toe rubber boots have protected workers from impact and compression injuries in factories, job sites, farms, and ranches. Combining a steel toe with rubber provides additional protection from liquids and chemicals. A steel toe rubber boot simply provides workers with superb work site protection in a number of industries.
Not all steel toe boots are created equal. As always, Pickering Safety carries only the highest quality products. Our steel toe boot selection is no exception. We don’t carry a vast selection because we have already done the research for you.
What Makes a Steel Toe Boot Effective?
A steel toe boot incorporates a steel cap into the toe box of a work boot during its construction. The purpose of a steel toe boot is to provide protection against impact and compression from heavy objects.
A steel toe boot can also protect against many potentially hazardous situations depending on the materials used for the construction of its sole, midsole, lining, and upper.
Some circumstances where a steel toe boot can protect its wearer include:
- Falling objects
- Electrical hazards
- Toxic liquids
- Extreme weather
- Slips and falls
Our Steel Toe Boots are CSA Certified
The CSA Group is a global provider of testing, inspection, and certification services for products in a wide range of market sectors. The CSA designation is applied to products that meet standards set by agencies active in ensuring safety and environmental standards. Agencies that fall under the CSA umbrella include ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and UL (Underwriters Laboratory.)
A Wide Range of Jobs and Industries that Rely on Steel Toe Boots for Workplace Safety
Many companies require steel toe boots for workers. In the United States OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standard 1910.136(a) stipulates that each affected employee uses protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects. Even if there is no explicit requirement to use steel toe boots, it is advisable to wear them for foot protection in many jobs. Any industry in which heavy equipment and materials are used, or when there is a risk of spills and exposure to extreme temperature is likely to find most of its workers wearing them.
CSA has developed a side range of designations for footwear safety that indicates specialized elements of protection and industry-specific designations. Examples of industries that require protective steel toe footwear–including steel toe rubber footwear—for its employees include:
- Mining & Forestry
- Fire Safety
- Welding and associated trades
- Electrical line work
- Machine shops