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Safety footwear standards. Link?

April 6, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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Depends on the material you are handling. Safety footwear doesn't help that much if a forklift drives over your foot; so it would depend on the material. Handling stuff in a warehouse would have a different requirement than if you were working in a manufacturing facility.

April 6, 2015, 12:33 p.m.
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Have they actually tried them?

Awful to walk in, look ridiculous (I think Sven summed that up), and they'll scuff their Armani shoes.

There are numerous dressier leather shoe options with steel toes if they are trying to match their suits/dress their pay grade.

…and they sound like horseshoes

April 6, 2015, 12:40 p.m.
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They want to wear them, that's the problem.

nope, I bet the problem is they have yet to wear them.

April 6, 2015, 12:51 p.m.
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…and they sound like horseshoes

Good point…

Guaranteed they drop them for real steel toed shoes once they realize they've all been nicknamed after the various knights from Python's Holy Grail.

Make sure decision maker número uno is Sir Robin.

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April 6, 2015, 6:29 p.m.
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Every company I have ever worked for has specified what type of safety footwear is required. I don't see why this would be any different.

April 6, 2015, 7 p.m.
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Ask this guy

http://bcforkliftsafety.com/

Got my forklift training from him last month. Ken is a top notch dude!

KenN is a forklift engineer?

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April 6, 2015, 9:27 p.m.
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Louis CK's Forklift Story (its quite long)

https://vimeo.com/118365040

April 10, 2015, 8:03 p.m.
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I ended my career as a high school teacher and worked at a warehouse. Footwear is missing the point. If you drop a pallet of beer on your head your boots won't save you. If you get hit by a forklift your boots won't save you. If you get a forklift tong through your abdomen your boots won't save you. If you have a stack of anything fall on you, the footwear is the last thing on your mind.

Focus on prevention.

My two cents.

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April 10, 2015, 8:09 p.m.
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Ran my own foot over with a forklift… steel toes from Payless worked

April 10, 2015, 8:37 p.m.
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Ran my own foot over with a forklift… steel toes from Payless worked

FWIW…I wouldn't go telling everyone that.

April 10, 2015, 8:49 p.m.
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Good reminded to go buy another pair of Red Wings for myself

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

April 11, 2015, 5:31 p.m.
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Every company I have ever worked for has specified what type of safety footwear is required. I don't see why this would be any different.

That is what I have been assigned 'determine what type of safety footwear is required', so I am looking for direct information. Like, does a powered ride on pallet jack require a full boot with ankle protection? I believe it does but there is nothing specific I can find on it.

April 11, 2015, 5:57 p.m.
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Not according to WCB

April 11, 2015, 7:52 p.m.
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You won't find an equipment manufacturer specifying what type of footwear is required.

It is up to the employer to perform a risk assessment and then specify to the employees what is required in order to work there. If you are representing the employer (as I believe you are), it is up to you to decide what is required. If you think a full boot with ankle protection is required, then go for it.

April 12, 2015, 12:53 p.m.
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When I worked driving pallet jacks and forklifts in a warehouse years ago everyone was required to wear steel toe boots. I would imagine toe caps are BS and would be a hazard for getting caught on the forklift pedals.

I have had my ankle crushed between two pallet jacks and I wouldn't have been able to walk away with anything less than boots on.

that is the most reatrded thing ever even a retarded would say thats retarded

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