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Title: PPE: Foot Protection


1
PPE Foot Protection
2
Session Objectives
  • You will be able to
  • Identify foot hazards
  • Choose appropriate footwear for work tasks
  • Know the limitations of foot protection
  • Use and take care of protective equipment

3
Foot Injury Statistics
  • 180,000 foot-related injuries
  • 400 injuries per day
  • 6,000 per injury
  • 1,509 lost-time injuries

4
Foot Hazard Review
  • Falling objects
  • Rolling objects
  • Objects piercing the sole
  • Exposure to electrical hazards

5
Other Foot Hazards
  • Slippery walking surfaces
  • Wet or muddy conditions
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Cold weather conditions

6
Falling Objects
  • Steel toe
  • Composite cap
  • Strap-on toe guards

7
Metatarsal Protection
  • Protection from falling and rolling objects for
    upper part of the foot
  • Boots with external protection
  • Strap-on metatarsal guards

8
Rolling Objects
  • Ankle protection
  • Steel shank in the heel
  • Sides protected by steel shanks
  • Toe and metatarsal protection

9
Puncture Resistant
  • Prevent penetration by sharp objects
  • Have a hard, dense sole
  • Have steel shank in the sole

10
Slip Resistant
  • Street shoes are not intended for slip
    resistance
  • Soft rubber soles are slip resistant
  • Sole has tread with channels
  • Still need to walk carefully

11
Electrical Hazards
  • Wear nonconductive shoes
  • Reduce potential electrical shock
  • Exposure to 600 volts or less

12
Electro-Static Dissipative
  • Reduce static electricity
  • Conduct charge from body to ground
  • Have low electrical resistance
  • Wear around flammable or explosive materials
  • Wear near sensitive electronic equipment

13
Conductive Shoes
  • Minimize static electricity
  • Reduce ignition of volatile chemicals
  • Discharge static into grounded floors
  • Should not be worn near electrical hazards

14
Chemical Resistance
  • Exposure to liquid chemicals, acids, caustics
  • Boot material resistant to specific chemical
  • Made of rubber, PVC, neoprene, or vinyl

15
Wet or Muddy Conditions
  • Boots to keep feet dry
  • Made of PVC or rubber

16
Cold Conditions
  • Use a special insulated liner in
  • Freezing outdoor conditions
  • Refrigerated environments

17
Foot Hazards and FootwearAny Questions?
  • Any questions about workplace hazards to your
    feet and the different footwear features that
    will protect against those hazards?

18
Capabilities and Limitations
  • ANSI standard
  • Manufacturers tags
  • No protection unless identified on tag

19
Comfort and Fit
  • Fit and comfort
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
  • Ankle, knee, low back pain
  • Insoles
  • Orthotics

20
Cleaning Footwear
  • Brush off dust and debris
  • Spray mud off with water
  • Decontaminate chemical-resistant shoes
  • Dry before storage

21
Storing Footwear
  • Clean before storage
  • Protect from dirt and chemicals
  • Prevent unnecessary damage

22
Inspecting Footwear
  • Inspect before each use
  • Check toe and metatarsal protection
  • Check for holes, tears, cracks
  • Check soles for excessive wear
  • Discard damaged or defective footwear

23
Limitations, Use, and CareAny Questions?
  • Any questions about the limitations, use, and
    care of protective footwear?

24
Key Points to Remember
  • Know the foot hazards in your workplace
  • Wear footwear with appropriate protective
    features for the job
  • Know the capabilities and limitations of
    protective footwear
  • Check comfort, fit, and support of footwear
  • Clean, store, and inspect footwear
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