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Footwear

Legislation

82. A worker exposed to the hazard of foot injury shall wear foot protection appropriate in the circumstances. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s.82.

Standard:

Classification of safety footwear

  1. All protective footwear must conform to codes and standards (CSA) standard Z195-M92 "protective footwear".
  2. Select CSA-certified footwear. Ensure that it has the proper rating for the hazard and the proper sole for the working conditions.
  3. Employees requiring foot protection shall be aided by a subsidy paid by the university, prior approval must be obtained from your supervisor.
  4. Use metatarsal protection (top of the foot between the toes and ankle) where there is a potential for injury.

Grade I

Grade I will withstand 125 joules, or 93 ft. lbs.; a 50 lb weight dropped from a height of 22 in.

Grade II

Grade II will withstand 90 joules, or 65 ft. lbs; a 50 lb. weight dropped from a height of 16 in.

Grade III

Grade III will withstand 60 joules, or 45 ft. lbs.; a 50 lb. weight dropped from a height of 10.5 in.

 
 

Ohm symbolElectric shock resistant footwear carries this GSA marking tag. Footwear must withstand (under dry conditions) a test potential of 18 kV (18,000 volts), 60 Hz for a period of one minute, without discharge to ground of more than one milliampere (1 mA).

*Use where there is danger of high voltage

CSA symbolIf the triangle is Green it is grade I; Yellow it is grade II; Red it is grade III

The triangle designates a puncture resistant sole able to withstand 135 kg. of pressure, (300 ft. lbs.) without being punctured by a 5 cm. nail.

** Use where there is danger of punctures.

 

Grade I

Combined with

Triangle** for punctures

ohm * for high voltage

  • Freight companies
  • Steel mills
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Auto industries
  • Paper mills
  • Lumbering

Grade II

Combined with:

Triangle** for punctures

Ohm * for high voltage

  • Warehousing
  • Machine shops
  • Auto industries
  • Aircraft industries
  • Paint companies
  • Home appliance company
  • Fire departments

Grade III

Combined with:

Triangle** for punctures

Ohm * for high voltage

  • Light manufacturing
  • Retail stores
  • Supervisors
  • Office staff
  • Hospitals
  • Service stations
  • Security
  • Ambulance staff