Foot Protection en Putting Your Workers' Best Foot Forward <div class="field-deck"> Selecting the best footwear isn't just about price or comfort. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The average person walks about 5,000 steps a day, which equates to 73,000 miles by the age of 80. For those in the construction industry or jobs that require being on foot all day, that number could be higher.</p> <p>Nearly 40 percent of injuries and illnesses, most notably fractures, occur to hands and feet and on average, they result in a median of 32 days away from work to recuperate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, workers incurred sprains, strains, tears at rate of 40 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, and required a median of 10 days away from work.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction EHS Today Magazine Foot Protection Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:58:00 +0000 56111 at March 2017 Spotlight: Foot Protection [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>With 120,000 work-related foot injuries per year and ever-expanding product options, selecting the right footwear for your employees can be a daunting task.</p> <div><em>EHS Today&#39;s</em> March 2017 issue highlighted six tips to choosing the right work boots, beginning with comfort and ending with maintenance.</div> <div><br /> Here are four brands with recent innovations that were featured in the print edition. Click through the slideshow to view their products.</div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foot Protection Wellness Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:42:00 +0000 53501 at These Boots Are Made for Walking <div class="field-byline"> Richard Kallis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Everything you need to know before choosing work boots. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Increasingly, as construction industry employers and warehouses hire new workers to meet a rising demand for services, they need to be able to provide their workers with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to help ensure they stay as safe as possible.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foot Protection Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:52:00 +0000 53361 at Research Projects Protective Footwear Market to Grow 7.5 Percent Annually <div class="field-deck"> A new report has shown an increase in industrial accidents coupled with workplace safety and rapid global development has increased demand for footwear. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The global industrial protective footwear market is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research.</p> <p>As of 2015, the global market is valued at $3.5 billion, with Europe and North America leading in sales. In 2015, the two countries collectively accounted for more than half of the total industrial protective footwear market size, and are expected to continue this trend during the researchers&rsquo; forecast period.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Foot Protection News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:47:00 +0000 53071 at Thinkstock Guide Helps EHS Professionals Choose the Right Slip-Resistant Footwear <div class="field-deck"> New guide offers advise on choosing slip-resistant footwear and ensuring upkeep after purchase. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauv&eacute; en Sant&eacute; et en S&eacute;curit&eacute; du Travail (IRSST) has published <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Choose Slip-Resistant Occupational Footwear.&rdquo;</a> The guide presents the procedures for selecting footwear that will provide good grip and adequate protection against other hazards.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foot Protection News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:24:00 +0000 52861 at Thinkstock Winter Safety from Head to Toe <div class="field-deck"> As the mercury drops, protecting workers from winter conditions is not something an employer should just plow through. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Santa Claus is the ultimate winter warrior. He comes like clockwork, every year, working a grueling 24-hour shift so that all the little boys and girls receive presents (or coal).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Protective Clothing Safety Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:10:00 +0000 51631 at KEEN Utility: Taking a Fearless Approach to Workplace Safety <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 595px; height: 446px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />I recently traveled to Portland, Oregon to tour the KEEN manufacturing facility with other media types and I was impressed with KEEN and its operations in Portland.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foot Protection Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:40:00 +0000 49141 at Feet Don't Fail Me Now! Foot Safety in the Workplace <div class="field-deck"> While protecting workers' feet from injury in the workplace is important, other aspects of foot protection – such as comfort and slip-resistance – also come into play. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Have you ever noticed that there are a number of famous quotes that talk about feet? &quot;Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.&quot; &ndash;&nbsp; Theodore Roosevelt. &quot;Better to die on one&#39;s feet than to live on one&#39;s knees.&quot; &ndash; Dolores Ibarruri. &quot;The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.&quot; &ndash; Buddha. &quot;Put your best foot forward.&quot; &ndash; Mom.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foot Protection Silver Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:54:00 +0000 48701 at Safety Supply Checklist for Cleaning Professionals <div class="field-deck"> Don’t ignore your cleaning staff when considering worker safety and personal protective equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety continues to be a major concern in professional cleaning. Invariably, cleaning workers focus on cleaning chemicals, equipment and tools to perform their tasks, but safety equipment often takes a backseat.</p> <p>&ldquo;Cleaning workers suffer more injuries than many other workers in private industry,&rdquo; says Vicky Adams, category manager for safety, gloves and foodservice products for Impact Products. &ldquo;Studies going back to 2007 find that full-time custodians are injured on the job sometimes as much as two times that of other workers in private industry.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye, Face & Head Foot Protection Hand Protection Protective Clothing Safety Training News Thu, 26 May 2016 15:52:00 +0000 48021 at Surviving Snowpocalypse: Safety Tips for Winter Weather <div class="field-deck"> With nearly 3 feet of snow predicted for Washington, D.C., and a foot of snow predicted for as far south as North Carolina, it’s time to get serious about winter safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Winter storm Jonas already has delivered on its promise of hazardous driving conditions and frigid temperatures across the plains, south and on to the East Coast. Depending on your location, the storm has resulted in ice accumulations, heavy snow and flooding. While mild temperatures have been the story for most of the winter, this &ldquo;nor&#39;easter&rdquo; is a reminder to never underestimate winter storms.</p> <p>Homeowners and business owners need to prepare for Jonas and the winter storms to follow and staying safe requires common sense as well as preparation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foot Protection Health Protective Clothing Safety News Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:17:00 +0000 44991 at Spencer Platt/Getty Images