OSHA 29CFR 1910.136(a) requires that the employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, and where such employee's feet are exposed to electrical hazards.
Consider slip resistance, chemical and weather resistance and the sole pattern when choosing the right foot protection for the application, as these variables will help to determine the level of protection needed. For maximum slip resistance, choose boots made of natural rubber, PVC, neoprene and polyurethane construction. Specify neoprene, nitrile or polyurethane when working around chemicals, fats or greases. Choose the sole pattern based on the work application. Look at both the tread pattern and the sides of the sole to see how easily debris can be pushed out of the channels.
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