Choose suitable safety shoes.
Before choosing, we need to understand the main harm caused by direct or indirect injury to the foot of the staff, including the following 6 items:
To be touched by a hard, rolling, or falling object.
A sharp object pierces the sole or a shoe.
Cut by sharp objects and even tear the skin.
Site lubrication and fall.
Contact with chemicals, molten metal, high temperature and low temperature surfaces.
Working in an environment filled with flammable gases, if the discharge of static electricity is not properly handled, it can become a source of ignition at any time, causing an explosion. In addition, the electrical conductivity of the foot can also affect the employees' contact with power devices.
After knowing this information, it is helpful to choose the analysis of safety shoes.
When choosing, the following factors must be carefully considered:
Construction environment such as:
Is the site slippery?
Is the site uneven?
Is there a lot of iron bars or other sharp obstructions nearby?
Contact materials such as:
Heavy and difficult to control goods or rollers.
Use or contact with machines and equipment, such as:
Fork lift truck.
Sharp hand tools.
Processes, such as:
Handle high temperature liquid.
After careful analysis, try to list the items that can directly or indirectly jeopardize the safety of employees' feet. Then choose from the following items related to safety shoe materials and design to meet your or your staff's need for protection in construction.
1. Materials for sole.
Common rubber, vulcanized rubber, or polyvinyl chloride, etc.
The sole function is wear-resisting, anti - chemical corrosion, heat insulation and oil - proof, but because of the different material characteristics, so the function also has different.
The sole of the safety shoe is made of steel sheet, which is used to prevent the sole from being pierced by nails or hard objects.
In addition, the soles of certain materials can reduce the production of static electricity or slow the release of static electricity. This may control the possibility of an explosion or fire.
2. Design of sole.
In addition to the use of anti-skid rubber soles, the design of the sole is also very important to the anti-slip function.
3. Materials for shoes.
Common leather, artificial leather, PVC and synthetic fiber, etc. These substances have advantages, such as:
Real leather shoes are durable and wear well, and they are more comfortable to wear, but they are not good for corrosive liquid damage.
Artificial leather can be applied to waterproof, corrosive chemicals or other contaminants, but if the surface has loss, the function will be affected.
Polyvinyl chloride is best used in wet and slippery environments and is easy to clean, but can be decomposed by some chemicals.
Synthetic fiber shoes are easy to clean and resistant to chemical decomposition.
4. Shoe design
For reference to European standards, there are five styles.
Half the knee boots;
5. Toe selection
Safety shoes are fitted with a steel cap, which is mainly used to protect the toes from being hit or crushed. If employees need to perform a heavy work, such as construction workers or carry heavy items, are the safety shoes manufacturing material with corrosion resistant performance of steel cap and 200 bajaur (J) impact resistance.
Comprehensive understanding of the harm of lead to foot injuries have more, and the operating environment, material, machine tools and construction methods such as factor analysis, try to identify matters related to the safety of employees of foot and the damage of the managed to headed by engineering and administrative methods to control them, failure to effectively will harm is reduced, the use of safety shoes is inevitable.
Refer to the safety shoes information provided above, and consult security professionals, safety shoe manufacturers or suppliers to make appropriate selection, so as to give full protection to users. Following this process, along with relevant publicity, training and monitoring, is a basic model of a foot safety protection plan applicable to all walks of life.