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A: Yes. Where a worksite has hazards that could result in injury to an employee’s feet, the employer must provide suitable safety boots at no cost to the employee.

A: There is no distinction between permanent & casual workers. It has to be provided.


A: There are 5 major types of work-related foot injuries:

1. Physical: Injury due to falling, rolling & compressive forces. They can cause crushing, sprains & lacerations

2. Sharp objects on the floor can cause injury to the sole of the foot.

3. Chemicals: Like Acids, Alkalis & irritant to Skins.

4. Electrical: require conductive/antistatic/ESD/Electrical insulative

5. Slips

Where there are hazards on the worksite, safety footwear must be worn.


A: A steel toe is a steel cap that is built into the toe box (Vamp) of a work boot during its construction to provide protection for the toes and feet of the wearer. The steel toe is designed to meet EN 12568 requirements for foot protection against both 200 Joules impact and 15 KN compression (EN 20345). 100 Joules toe cap with 10 KN protection are also available (EN 20346). 200 Joules means 20 Kg weight free falling from a height of 1 meter. In 100 joules the height is half a meter.

A: Steel toe boots have a steel protective covering over the toe box that protects the wearer from injury from impact and compression by heavy objects. Steel toe work boots are required by all most all industries.

A: A composite toe is essentially the same as a steel toe; it is a non-metallic and non-magnetic safety toe cap that is 40-50% lighter in weight than a steel toe cap. The composite toe meets the same EN 12568 safety requirements as a steel toe. It is generally used in non metallic safety footwear so as to prevent raising false alarm while passing thru a metal detector such as in Airports.


A: Both type of safety toe caps offer the wearer a measure of protection because each meets EN 12568 requirements. Steel toe boots tend to be a little heavier (not more than 35 Gms per toe cap) than composite toe ones, but many feel that a steel toe cap affords them more protection than a composite toe. This is not true.

A: Composite toe boots is ideal for workers who must pass through metal detectors during the course of their work day, composite toe safety boots are more suited for these types of jobs.


A: The outsole is the bottom of the boot and comes in direct contact with the ground; it provides a measure of protection, depending upon the material it is constructed out of, and is made out of a variety of materials with different tread designs. The midsole is the middle layer or layers that go on top of the outside; it helps provide strength, durability and comfort to the boot. The insole is the layer that goes on top of the midsole and comes in direct contact with the in-sock which in turn comes in contact with the foot of the user.


A: Direct attach – where the sole in injected into the leather upper is the best as sole material adhere to the leather fibers & Insole. It provide long lasting water tight bonding. This is the preferred for safety footwear as there is no possibility of bonding giving way due to failure of adhesive. In PU direct injected sole, PU itself act as a very strong adhesive.

A: PU is a thermoplastic. It can be molded to any design. PU has been used for safety shoes for quite some time. It has its own advantages like being lightweight since it has a lower density than most rubber but it require robot operated computerized costly machines to process. For Antistatic & ESD footwear PU is preferred soling material. PU also provides thermal resistance to the tune of 150 degree Celsius as per test specified in EN 20344. It cannot be used where high temperatures are involved such as in smelters & fire boot. PU sole offer good slip resistance. It is resistant to chemicals & fuel oil.

A: Nitrile rubber boots are heavy as compared to PU. They are used mainly where work place require protection against temperature as high as 300 degree Celsius. Nitrile Rubber sole also offer good resistance against Acid, Alkalis and Chemicals. It also offer good electrical insulation. All fire & smelter boots uses Nitrile rubber sole.


A: Direct Attach is the most comfortable type of sole construction.


A: The types of materials used in midsole in double density construction is low density polyurethane or even rubber. One can use EVA too.


A: Leather, Leather Board, Cellulose Board & Non Woven material are the most common types of materials used as insole of a Safety footwear. In non metallic safety footwear, sometime Kevlar is used which also act as a perforation protection insert.


A: The shank is a metal or heavy composite plastic strip in the midsole for reinforcement of the wearer’s arch, providing support to the bottom of the boot. In most of the current safety footwear it is no more used.


A: The first thing you should do is determine what you will use the boots for (work or recreation or both). Then you should decide what type of environment you will wear them in (indoor or outdoor, wet or dry, cold weather or warm temperatures). Further you have to determine potential hazards in your factory against which want protection. By examining these considerations, you will have a good idea about what type of boot you should purchase.


A: Your safety boots should generally be the same size as you shoes. The type of activity you will be engaged in while wearing them should also be considered, as well as the season, especially if you will be wearing heavier socks or multiple pairs of lighter ones which may require a size higher. The best time to buy is afternoon. Never ever buy a footwear with trial with one odd.


A: If you wear a half-size boot, say a 9½, but the boots you want to purchase only come in whole sizes, you should purchase the size 10 rather than the size 9. As a general rule, it’s better to have your boots a half-size too big than a half-size too small.


A: A general rule of thumb is that a woman’s shoe or boot size is two sizes smaller in a man’s size; that is, a woman’s size 9 would be a men’s size 7. Some shoe or boot manufacturers, however, recommend that a woman go down only one size with their products. Apart from this the last shape is different.


A: Wear and tear periods may vary and is dependent on the attitude of the user & the working area conditions plus the quality of the shoe. On the average, it should last at least one year in normal factory conditions and at least six months in rugged conditions like construction and mining. To maximize the life span, the shoes should have the right specifications for the right working condition. No single shoe specification can adapt to all the industrial working area conditions.

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