toe protection Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Methods of Design and Financing River Restoration Projects Constructed to Address Erosion and Sediment TMDL Problems Resulting from Development in Watersheds

    This paper presents the results of research and experience with design and implementation of creek or river rehabilitation in urban watersheds. The paper discusses a five-step method for designing instream projects for reaches of creek subject to erosion. It recommends a post project audit of design and construction practices to qualify a project as a stream rehabilitation project.The general ...

  • ‘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

  • How to Reduce the Spread of the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    The fears of health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo were confirmed recently, when test results indicated that an Ebola outbreak had been identified amongst the population once again. Unfortunately, this marks the third time the DR Congo has experienced an Ebola outbreak since the devastating ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Women in safety: one size does not fit all

    Ill-fitting protective clothing and equipment is a critical problem in workplace safety. It deters workers from performing job-related tasks safely and efficiently. This problem is especially reliant for women in safety. More often than not, women who work at sites that require them to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) ‘make do’ with clothing and equipment designed for men ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Construction Safety and the Top 10 OSHA Citations for 2017

    Construction safety, that is, injuries and illnesses at construction sites, have been getting increased attention from OSHA Inspectors.  Each year, OSHA compiles the Top 10 List of Citations to increase awareness of the most commonly found safety issues and reduce preventable injuries and illnesses.  In 2013, 40% of the citations were from construction regulation violations.  This ...

  • 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

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