Those who work in the food industry know how crucial it is to have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of other workers. From long work hours and varying temperature conditions to slippery surfaces, it is extremely important that food processing workers have reliable footwear.
The footwear workers wear is crucial to preventing the contamination of processed food. Preventing contamination is extremely important for both the food processing workers and the final consumers who will be eating these products. In order to meet health and safety standards and lower costs workers should choose a pair of boots that are specially designed for the food industry. These boots are equipped with a durable and smooth surface that makes them easy to be disinfected at the end of each shift to prevent contamination and are resistant to oils, fats, blood, and other chemicals. These boots are also equipped with an anti-bacterial liner and the properties to absorb moisture and odor.
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Another way to prevent contamination is to utilize shoe covers and disposable booties. Workers should be wearing shoe covers if necessary to prevent tracking any potential contaminants from entering the food processing area. If the proper precautions aren’t taken, this dirt and debris can be carried into the facility and has the potential to spread to other workers and food. Shoe covers can also help to minimize the risk of coming in contact with any other harmful chemicals that might be used in the facility and have the potential to spill, leak, or end up on the floor.
Did you know that 25% of all severe injuries in the food processing industry are from slipping and tripping? By giving workers high comfort and high protection, they can work productively and save costs by reducing the risk of injuries in the workplace. Non-slip shoes are specifically designed with rubber outsoles that provide amazing grip when treading on slippery surfaces. Stauffer Glove & Safety offers a range of nonslip work boots for the food processing industry.
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HEARTLAND FOOTWEAR 70657 - WORK TUFF INDUSTRIAL BOOTS 15"
Boots, Work Tuff steel toe, 15", resists chemicals and organic waste, slip resistant, FDA-sanctioned title 21 food grade compound, green/grey industrial, steel shank, sold by the case of 6 each
Boots, Dunlop FoodPro Purofort MultiGrip, steel toe, slip-resistant black outsoles, anti-bacterial lining, orthopedic insole, yellow, resistant to many minerals, animal and plant oils and fats, disinfectants, fertilizers, solvents and various chemicals, sizes 4-15