Personal Protective Equipment: Composite-Toe Boot Benefits
Personal protective equipment is used widely throughout the composites manufacturing industry. One form of personal protective equipment that can benefit workers on the floor of composite production facilities is composite-toe work boots.
Benefits of composite-toe boots for composite industry workers
One piece of personal protective equipment that composite industry workers can benefit from is work boots or shoes that have a composite safety toe. Tracing their ancestry back to the protective wooden shoes used by Dutch farmers, modern composite-toe boots continue to offer foot and toe protection to the composite industry worker.
This form of personal protective equipment is designed to protect workers’ feet and toes from being injured in the workplace. Thanks to composite-toe boots, workers are now able to benefit from composite materials in personal protective equipment that they wear every day. Some of the composite materials used to manufacture composite-toe boots and shoes include Kevlar and carbon fiber.
Injuries that composite-toe boots can help prevent include both crush and compression injuries. Due to the high likelihood of crush and compression injuries, the high-speed environment of a composite manufacturing facility is the perfect example of a place where foot safety is required.
Composite-toe boots offer a variety of other benefits when compared to traditional steel-toe work boots. Some of these benefits include:
- Allowing composite-toe boots to be 30 percent lighter than steel-toe boots
- Reducing worker leg fatigue thanks to reduced weight
- Meeting the same safety standards as steel-toe boots
- Not conducting electricity, heat or cold
All of the benefits provided by this form of personal protective equipment allow composite industry workers to be more comfortable and still keep their toes and feet safe in the workplace.
Composites One is the leading composite materials distributor in North America
Personal protective equipment is essential for workers in all facets of the composites manufacturing industry. Indeed, ensuring that your employees have access to the absolute best personal protective equipment is a critical requirement for your business.
Composites One can help you find all of the personal protective equipment that your workers require. What’s more, all of our supplies and equipment come from industry-leading PPE suppliers, so you know you’ll be getting only the best products from us. Also, our team can help you reduce your delivery times thanks to the 41 Composites One distribution centers located across the United States and Canada.
For more information about the personal protective equipment and composite materials we offer, contact the Composites One team now.
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