Stay a Step Ahead of Workplace Hazards: How to Select and Maintain a New Pair of Safety Boots

May 3, 2024

By Kevin Oberle, Contributor Proper safety footwear is key to preparedness on the jobsite. In addition to providing protection, when workers are confident in each step, they are better able to focus on the current task at hand. As a result, having well-maintained and reliable work boots can help prevent injuries and lead to increased…


New Waterproof Work Boots from CAT and Wolverine Footwear

March 22, 2024

CAT and Wolverine Footwear, makers of tough and protective work boots with rugged durability and all-day comfort needed for the harshest conditions, have announced new footwear. New this season, from CAT, the Intruder Lightning Mesh Waterproof combines a lightweight performance sneaker with a traditional CAT chunky sole for traction control. The Intruder Lightning proves that chunky does not have to be…


OSHA 1910.136 – Safety Standards for Foot Protection

January 2, 2024

“OSHA’s Foot Protection standard is foundational to what we do. For over 100 years, Lehigh has been an innovative supplier of safety footwear. We continuously evolve our program with unique services, product, and technology to give companies the most efficient, cost-effective, trackable, and manageable way to keep their workers protected and productive.” Lehigh CustomFit –…


ASTM F2413-18 Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear

January 2, 2024

“Impacto Protective Products offers a variety of steel toe cap overshoes that conform with international safety standards. We understand caring for your feet is an important part of safety and provide economical solutions to protective equipment. IMPACTO TURBOTOE and TOES2GO are an ideal solution for visitors and casual employees.” Impacto Protective Products Inc., 1-888-232-0031,…


Recognizing and Protecting Against the Dangers of Footwear Degradation

November 1, 2023

Under-performing footwear can lead to serious workplace safety risks. By: Robert McCarthy, Contributor We have all encountered a situation where the shoes we wear daily for work start to wear out. Whether it’s losing outsole traction or the leather upper starting to crack, wearing shoes that have begun to break down can be dangerous. Footwear…


Tingley Announces White Boot Additions to Knee Boots

October 20, 2023

Tingley announces a white boot addition to the Pilot G2 brand of PVC knee boots in both plain toe and composite safety toe options. These 15” height boots feature an upper that remains flexible even in cold temperatures and a removable insole that wicks perspiration to help keep feet dry and comfortable all day. Compared to many other PVC…


Safety Starts with a Single Step

October 4, 2023

Job-specific footwear improves safety for warehouse, distribution center and transportation employees. By: Robert McCarthy, Contributor According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the United States has approximately 1.9 million warehousing and storage industry workers. Most of these employees fall into three main occupations: stock clerks and order fillers, laborers and movers of freight, stock,…


Dunlop Protective Footwear to Sponsor Elite Trades Championship Series

September 28, 2023

Intersport, an independent award-winning marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, along with IDEAL Industries, a family-owned business that designs and manufactures products for the professional trades, today announced that Dunlop® Protective Footwear has signed on as a premier sponsor of the annual Elite Trades Championship Series. With a legacy of promoting craftsmanship, innovation, safety and comfort,…


KEEN Utility Announces Camden Work Boot

September 22, 2023

Built to thrive on the toughest job-sites, KEEN Utility’s Camden work boot provides rugged capability without weighing you down. Product highlights include a full grain barnyard resistant leather upper, KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane, as well as a 360° Goodyear welt and air-infused Luftcell midsole to give an ultra-stable and all-day comfortable work platform. Safety features…


How to Select and Maintain Your Next Work Boots

July 14, 2023

By Kevin Oberle, Contributor We’ve all been there – that moment when you realize your favorite work boots are overworked and ready to be retired. While it may be tough to say goodbye to a favorite, well-worn pair, knowing when it is time to replace your boots can be critical for work safety, foot health,…


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