PPE: Foot Protection
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to conduct a hazard assessment and determine the appropriate PPE for the different types of work that employees are expected to do. This includes an assessment for potential foot injury hazards. This online foot protection training safety course will teach employees the potential foot hazards in your workplace.
Why “PPE: Foot Protection” Matters:
Foot-related injuries are more common than most people think—about 500 a day in U.S. workplaces.
The majority of those injuries occur when workers aren’t wearing the right foot protection.
The two major categories of work-related foot injuries are injuries from punctures, crushing, and lacerations; and injuries resulting from slips, trips, and falls, including sprains and broken bones.
A single foot injury can cost your company thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost work time.
Required by 29 CFR 1910.136.
- 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.