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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Title

"Foot protection"

Description

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, or when the use of protective footwear will protect the affected employee from an electrical hazard, such as a static-discharge or electric-shock hazard, that remains after the employer takes other necessary protective measures. Please note that there are 28 OSHA-approved occupational safety and health State Plans. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as federal OSHA’s and may have different or more stringent standards related to PPE. More information about State Plans and their standards is available at: http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/index.html

Standard Type(s)
Regulation

Anything specified as a requirement in a CFR

Personal Protective Equipment
Foot and Leg Protection

All equipment and/or accessories (whether or not detachable) designed and manufactured specifically to protect the foot and/or the leg and to provide anti-slip protection. This category includes protection against static electricity, risk of explosion, falling or rolling objects, crushing or penetrating, protection from exposure to hot substances and/or corrosive or poisonous materials

  • Footwear, general
Hazards
Human Factor
  • Human Factor
Physical
  • Physical
  • Ballistic
Standard References
Incorporated by Reference

ANSI Z41 - Personal Protection - Protective Footwear

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

ASTM F2412 - 18a - Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection

Comments

Protective footwear must comply with any of the following consensus standards:

ASTM F-2412-2005, "Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection," and ASTM F-2413-2005, "Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective Footwear," which are incorporated by reference in § 1910.6

ANSI Z41-1999, "American National Standard for Personal Protection -- Protective Footwear," which is incorporated by reference in § 1910.6.

ANSI Z41-1991, "American National Standard for Personal Protection -- Protective Footwear," which is incorporated by reference in § 1910.6.

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