Safety footwear is a type of protective gear designed to protect your feet from a wide variety of accidents in the workplace. Safety footwear requires safety shoes as well as safety boots that come in a range of fittings according to the application or safety requirement. The most common types of foot injuries in the workplace are compression, impact, and perforation. Safety shoes minimize the impact of hazards by creating a protective shield between the user and the working environment.
Manufacturers conduct foot safety prevention programs related to fit testing, selection, inspection, training and maintenance to protect employees from occupational foot injuries. These safety systems can enable employers to comply with strict safety laws and can also help save surplus costs, workers’ compensation, and medical expenses for lost production time.