Foot Protection Tip

Police dogs in Duesseldorf Germany have been fitted with special booties to protect their feet from broken glass bottles from drunken party revelers. The blue shoes match the police uniforms and the dogs require training to walk in the shoes. Similar shoes are used by dogs in Alaska for walking on ice.

OSHA has requirements for foot protection which reference ANSI standard Z41-1991 for Personal Protective Footwear. It’s important to evaluate your workplace for conditions that can injure the foot through exposure to impact, punctures, and electrical hazards.┬áIt’s also wise to watch for conditions which can cause slips and falls that you can also protect against. Examples may include icy conditions, oily or greasy floors, and of course, broken glass!