The safety boots like Thorogood boots for instance and boots, as mentioned above, fulfill the function of keeping the employee’s feet, toes, and heels safe from any occupational hazards that could compromise their physical and motor integrity and, thus, prevent them from acting in their function with perfect yield and efficiency.
Occupational risks are classified into five different types: physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and accidental.
These include falling sharp or sharp objects, splashing chemical or abrasive products, bumping into, kicking, or tripping over machinery, equipment, utensils, and tools, falling or slipping in damp, wet, muddy places, among others.
Thus, in the work environment, any risk to the employee’s health can be understood as an occupational risk, ranging from more severe accidents, with the danger of death, to lighter ergonomic problems that can lead the professional to a long-term leave.
Under this scenario, for the employee to be truly protected, the choice of PPE must meet their actual security needs. In other words, choosing a safety boot in an environment that requires the use of a safety boot can inevitably reproduce accidents such as dislocations, twists, cuts, fractures, abrasions, etc. Thus, although very similar, it is up to us to emphasize that their ergonomic characteristics make them unique and specific to each type of service.
Starting with the safety boots, we have a shorter barrel (at ankle height) and an even more practical shoe since most models have elastic bands on their sides. In addition, its use guarantees the professional less muscle fatigue, as its materials are generally lighter and more comfortable than those used for the manufacture of other shoes.
On the other hand, safety boots boast a longer barrel (near ankle height), even when in their medium- or short-barreled versions. There is also a difference in its customization and finish, benefiting from the rigidity of its materials.
How To Sanitize A PPE?
For the PPE to be maintained in good quality by its user, the employer must also offer applied training on its correct conservation and use. Such behavior allows the company to save thanks to the durability of its equipment. That is, well-maintained equipment can have its useful life extended for a longer time.
Above all, for the care of safety shoes, a weekly cleaning period is recommended. It is only necessary to use a clean, damp cloth to remove accumulated dirt on its surface and sole and, if necessary, wash your insole in running water and neutral soap.