safety shoe Articles

  • Kick Contamination out of the Cleanroom

    Safety overshoes fight contamination. The steel toecap safety overshoe has been around for a long time. Its origins lie in the marriage between the venerable rubber galosh and a steel toecap similar to those used in many of today’s safety boots. However, the safety overshoe hadn’t evolved much before a slate of revisions entered the market recently. Confined mostly to the “shoes for ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Good Manufacturing Procedures - `GMP`.

    I get excited every time I discover another use for safetytoes. Since I brought the ‘Slipp-R’ to market in 2006 I have been working hard to raise awareness for safetytoe overshoes. Often it’s the style and wear-ability factors that detract from good safety practices but also it’s just lack of awareness that puts visitors and others at risk where toe protection is sought. The ‘Slipp-R’ was put ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • The Safety Overshoe Has Come of Age

    When the safetytoe was first conceived – a steel toecap inserted into a rubber galosh – some in the safety world considered it unworthy. However, although referred to as an “ugly duckling, it had a practical purpose. It was its practicality that allowed it to survive, even in the face of some fierce institutional opposition. The safetytoe was a very cost-effective alternative to ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Toe protection overshoes make headlines with new materials and designs

    Long considered the 'ugly duckling' of the safety footwear business, the safety toe overshoe developed from the venerable galosh has a new lease on life. To be fair, there have been some pretty ugly ones and even some that were downright dangerous. However, the ‘gumshoe’ has come a long way since African-American inventor Alvin Longo Rickman first patented an overshoe in 1898. Over the last 109 ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • UN Global Compact Communication on Progress

    Within its sphere of influence, Waterlogic supports and respects the protection of all human rights. Exceptional work conditions are maintained in Waterlogic’s Chinese manufacturing facility, resulting in an extremely low employee turnover rate of less than 1%, a very important indicator reflecting the positive working conditions. These exceptional working conditions are the result of careful ...

  • The Simple Pile Load Test (SPLT)

    For the design of pile foundations, estimation of the pile-bearing capacity is important because the size and number of piles are determined from the estimation. Although there have been many different methods predicting pile-bearing capacity, no one method provides reliable predictions except for methods based on actual loading tests. Due to time and money constraints, conventional pile-load ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sharing Footwear - Urban Myth Or Unhealthy Practice?

    Evidence exists that in the energy production industry employees and visitors alike are expected to step into old boots. This is the sole verification of what I had suspected was happening. Previously I had only anecdotal accounts of the practice. Sort of like an urban myth. Apparently, when accessing a 'safety zone' every entrant is expected to pick through a selection of old safety boots. ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • What you need to know about PPE Arc Flash

    Personal protective equipment, or PPE is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, personal protective equipment, or PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, ...


    By Texso Instruments Co

  • ‘Slipp-R’ Safety Toes Case Study

    The European footwear industry has been under siege from low-cost manufacturers abroad.  Fortunately, standards are in place to ensure 'cheap' does not mean 'less' when it comes to workplace safety.  Safety footwear coming into the European markets must meet or exceed the minimum requirements for toe and foot protection as laid out in the CE standards.  This is good news for European ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Don’t Let Training Hold Your Safety Culture Back

    People are the most important resource for any company, no matter the industry. Because of this, ensuring that people resources are working efficiently and effectively should be a universal executive priority. Sadly one element of that workforce productivity that falls through the cracks is corporate safety culture. Creating a culture of safety requires a deep understanding of the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Assess your Needs for Foot Protection

    FOOT PROTECTION - Assess your needs to see if steel toe overshoes are the right safety option In many industrial settings, when it comes to foot protection, oftentimes only toe protection is required. This is where the steel toe overshoe can be a safe and cost-effective choice. However, because the safety toe overshoe is not eligible for certification by the American Society for Testing and ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Food facility nightmares: When birds attack

    Food establishments know firsthand that food safety is paramount to good business. When pest birds think they are welcome to roost in your facility, food safety violations will keep piling up. Between contaminating products, defacing property, and causing overall chaos, pest birds can create quite a nightmare. According to ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Safety corner - Ergonomic considerations for the wastewater treatment plant

    If you have ever had your golf swing assessed or changed the height on your desk chair, you have had an ergonomic experience. Ergonomics is an assessment of work spaces to reduce physical injury produced by repetitive job requirements. Ergonomics considerations cross every work type, from golf pros to lab technicians. Review of body mechanics while performing a job, with options of change to ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • Identify Bias. Improve Safety.

    Too much information too quickly can crash even the most advanced computers. Luckily our brains are equipped with a failsafe that guards against processing meltdowns. This failsafe is called cognitive bias, and it helps us make decisions based on past experience and knowledge. Cognitive biases can be characterized as the tendency to make decisions and take action based on limited acquisition or ...

  • Compressed Gas Safety Guide

    Use and storage of any compressed gas under high pressure can be extremely dangerous if proper gas handling procedures are not observed. Moreover, chemical characteristics of specialty gases themselves can pose serious health hazards if containment is not tightly controlled. Paying close attention to a compressed gas product’s technical and safety information is invaluable for maintaining a safe, ...

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • Disposal solution for the mail-order business - Case Study

    Channelled flow of cardboard Carpenters, forestry workers or road construction workers looking for hard-wearing but modern work clothes come to the right address at engelbert strauss. This familyowned business in Biebergemünd now belongs to Europe’s leading mail-order companies for work clothes. They deal with countless customer orders and deliveries, as well as a flow of ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Don’t let your safety slip away

    What’s at Stake The banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Floor safety tip sheet for all your employees – new and experienced!

    Check out our new floor safety tip sheet. You can download and print on card stock for your back room. Have each employee sign they have read it as well! Here are the basics! Wet floors – Watch out for floors that have been washed and not moped dry. Clean up or report all spills immediately. Don’t wait for a small spill to dry itself. • Ramps & Stairs ...


    By Anti-Slip Anywhere

  • Chainsaw Operating Tips and Chainsaw Safety

    Although chainsaws are excellent tools for wood cutting, the potential for accidents is high and severe injuries can result from improper use. Chainsaw safety should always be your first priority. By taking the necessary safety precautions, you will avoid serious injury. Take some time out before you use your new chainsaw to read the owner’s manual. If you’re very familiar with ...


    By DR Power Equipment

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