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It is the consensus of many people that expired and spoilt food should not be purchased and eaten, and labour protection shoes, which are also used as gatekeepers for safety systems, also have an expiry date and expired labour protection shoes should be used with caution. Workplace safety footwear, also known as safety shoes, can effectively protect people’s feet from harm in hazardous working environments. At the same time, they have a shelf life. Wearing them for too long without replacing them, or not scrapping them in time when they suffer damage, will lay a great hidden danger to safety. Today, we will give you a brief introduction to the hazards of expired and damaged safety shoes to help you get rid of your worries.

The dangers of outdated and worn out safety shoes cannot be ignored.

At present, many enterprises are equipped with labour protection shoes for their employees as required, although it is understood that some enterprises, although providing labour shoes for their employees, do not care anymore after purchasing them once and do not replace them for a long time. But the fact is that sometimes, with the change of work and the continuous advancement of the work surface, the previously issued labour protection shoes may not be suitable for the new environment and cannot play a better protective role in the new environment, and some enterprises do not replace them accordingly; there is also a situation where the labour protection shoes are replaced, but the old ones can still be used and the two are used alternately. When using the old work boots, we need to check whether there are signs of damage, such as the protective performance of the damage should be promptly scrapped, if possible, the safety coefficient test can be carried out on the safety shoes, and those that do not pass the test should also be promptly scrapped.
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Unlike other footwear and tools, work shoes are not optional and can be handled casually. Expired and damaged safety shoes not only fail to protect, but also give the uninformed users the psychological implication that they have done enough to protect their feet. Therefore, in order to avoid hidden dangers causing accidents and for the safety of production operations, we must replace expired and worn out labour protection shoes in a timely manner in accordance with the requirements and product usage periods.

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For old and broken safety shoes, it is compulsory to scrap them, at least when working they must wear safety shoes of qualified quality that can play a role in protecting the feet, so that they can also achieve the purpose of initially allocating safety shoes to employees. In order to prevent accidents from occurring when employees use expired labour protection products, firstly, companies must recognise the importance of labour protection products for safety. It is not just to cope with the inspection, it is about the personal safety of the staff, so from procurement to use to management, we must pay great attention to all aspects of the enterprise, not to save a little bit of money for the staff to buy or replace the labour protection shoes.

The protective safety footwear at the Labour Supplies Show is divided into different types, suitable for different kinds of places. Oil-proof protective footwear is used in places where oil or oil spills are present on the ground; waterproof protective footwear is used in places where water is present on the ground or spills; cold-proof protective footwear is used for the protection of the feet of workers in low temperatures to avoid frostbite. Puncture-proof safety shoes is used for underfoot protection to prevent puncture injuries from various sharp and hard objects. The main function of smash-proof protective footwear is to protect the feet from falling objects. The front toe of the protective footwear has an impact resistant material.

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The main function of protective shoes for steelmaking is to prevent burning and stabbing, and they should be able to withstand a certain static pressure and a certain temperature and be non-flammable. This type of protective footwear is suitable for smelting, pre-furnace, cast iron, etc.

In addition to the above there are some special protective shoe covers to match the use, such as canvas, asbestos, aluminium film material protective shoe covers, etc.

The choice of protective shoes and maintenance of protective shoes should be based on the nature of the hazards of the working environment and the degree of hazard. Protective footwear should have a product certificate of conformity and product instructions. Before use, the instructions should be read against the conditions of use and the method of use should be correct. Special work boots should be checked and kept clean after use and stored in a dry place free from pollution.

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The soles of protective shoes are generally made of polyurethane material, which is moulded in one go and has the advantages of oil resistance, anti-bashing and puncture resistance, wear resistance, acid and alkali resistance, insulation, waterproof and lightness. It is 2-3 times more wear-resistant than ordinary rubber soles. Light weight and softness, only 50%-60% of the weight of rubber soles.

Wearing anti-static shoes should not wear insulated woolen socks or insulated insoles at the same time; anti-static shoes should be used in conjunction with anti-static clothing; anti-static shoes should generally not exceed 200 hours of shoe resistance value test once, if the resistance is not within the specified range, it can not be used as anti-static shoes.
Acid and alkali resistant safety shoes: suitable for electroplaters, acid washers, electrolytic workers, liquid dispensers, chemical operators, etc.

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Acid and alkali resistant leather shoes can only be used in general low concentration acid and alkali workplaces; contact with high temperatures, sharp objects damaging the upper or leakage from the sole should be avoided; the acid and alkali liquid on the shoes should be rinsed with water after wearing and then dried, avoiding direct sunlight or drying.

Selection and use of safety footwear

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(1) In addition to choosing the right type of protective footwear according to the operating conditions, it is also important that they fit well and are comfortable to wear, and it is important to carefully select the right protective shoe size.

(2) Protective footwear should be designed to be non-slip, not only to protect the feet from injury, but also to prevent accidents caused by slipping and falling on the operator.

(3) Various types of protective footwear with different properties should meet the technical specifications of their respective protective properties, such as no smashed toes, no punctures on the soles of the feet, insulation and electrical conductivity, and other requirements. However, protective shoes are not **.

(4) Protective footwear should be carefully inspected or tested before use. In electrical and acid and alkali work, damaged and cracked protective footwear is dangerous.

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(5) Protective footwear should be stored properly after use. Rubber shoes should be rinsed with water or disinfectant and dried after use to prolong their life. Selection and use of protective footwear

(6) In addition to choosing the right type of protective footwear for the operating conditions, they should also fit well and be comfortable to wear.

(7) Protective footwear should be designed to be slip resistant, not only to protect the feet from injury, but also to prevent accidents caused by slipping and falling on the operator.


The above is some introduction to safety shoes at the Labour Supply Show. If you still want to know about other protective supplies, you can visit the exhibition site at the Labour Supply Show, welcome.