Safetytoes International Inc of Toronto takes the PVC-Free pledge.
Safetytoes International of Toronto, Canada, attended the National Safety Council Exhibition in Chicago and discovered their PVC-Free policy was very much in vogue among safety equipment and PPE suppliers to the North America markets.
The NEC convention is the largest of its kind on the North American continent. Patrick Smyth, CEO, said “We needed to be there if we are ever to raise awareness for steel toe overshoes. Our ‘Slipp-R’ was the only example of these versatile and cost-effective items of safety apparel.” The ‘Slipp-R’, a closed toe safety overshoe which was launched in October 2006 was rewarded with a two page feature article in the show edition of the “Occupational, Health and Safety” magazine. The editor of the magazine, Jerry Laws, had never seen an article on the specific topic of steel toe overshoes and he felt an overview would be of great service to his readership.
“Naturally, we were delighted to receive such prominence in such a prestigious publication and at such an influential convention,” Smyth admitted, “but when we discovered that PVC-Free products were being embraced by PPE manufacturers and end-users we were even more thrilled.” The ‘Slipp-R’ is PVC-Free. “We use a vulcanized rubber material for our ‘Slipp-R’, which is made in Canada.”
Many of the world’s major corporations have adopted PVC-Free policies. Market leaders such as Apple, Ford, GM, J&J, Microsoft, Nestle, P&G, Sony and Volvo have taken a stand against the use of PVC. Industries and governments are making a global commitment to environmentally preferred purchasing programs. “Companies who have taken the PVC-Free pledge will no doubt be looking closely at the ‘Slipp-R’”, the CEO of Safetytoes International said upon his return from Chicago. “These products have been slow to gain acceptance due to a lack of marketing efforts and subsequent lack of awareness for their suitability in any situation where toe protection is necessary.” The’Slipp-R’ meets or exceeds all the minimum toe protection standards required by OSHA, CSA and CE.
Safetytoes International Inc., has devoted many resources to promote the use of its ‘Slipp-R’. “Our safetytoes blog has been responsible for a much improved situation with respect those occasions in the industrial world when a product like the ‘Slipp-R’ can provide as much toe protection as a full safety shoe but at a much lower cost. The ‘Slipp-R’ is a robust piece of PPE that can withstand harsh environments. The ‘Slipp-R’ has many quality features not found in other steel toe overshoes and it’s great to see the PVC-Free aspect being recognized as well.”
The ‘Slipp-R’ is distributed throughout the world with master distributors in Europe and North America.