Wearing Steel Toe Boots at Work

Shoes may not seem as critical to a hazardous work place as protective eyewear is, but it truly is important to invest in safety footwear if there is any possibility of getting hurt on a job site. Safety shoes, such as steel toe boots, have many other functions other than just protecting your toes from injury. There are many reasons as to why you should probably be wearing steel toe boots at your workplace, and Sheplers is here to share the information.

Wearing steel toe boots may be mandatory at your job. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the U.S. Department for Labor may require that your workplace requires its employees to wear steel toe boots or other safety shoes.

Steel toe boots help prevent injuries other than just falling objects. They can help prevent injury when there is a slip and fall. Sturdy safety shoes, like Ariat work boots, can certainly prevent crushing injuries.

Safety boots with steel toes can also help alleviate the discomfort that comes with standing for long periods of time. Many of the work boots in the Sheplers catalog come with comfort technology, so you can still keep your feet safe without having to sacrifice comfort.

Steel toe safety boots can also protect from electrical hazards. Chances are if you work in a facility that requires steel toe boots, electricity poses risks. Non-conductive footwear made out of leather, rubber, or other materials that do not conduct electricity can prevent static electricity build-up, which better prevents from static electricity shock.

Steel toe boots do not only serve extreme functionality, but certain styles are also very fashionable. Some brands, like Justin Original Work Boots, have many different colors and styles for men and women. Aside from being steel toe, comfortable, and stylish, most Justin boots are waterproof.

Check out the wide selection of steel toe boots and other work wear essentials in the Sheplers catalog today!

For You: EXTRA 10% Off Sitewide at Sheplers

Attention, attention!

Because Sheplers loves our friends and family, we’ve thrown a little extra promotion onto all online orders. Simple use promo code SAVE15 at checkout for all orders over $100. Even sale items are eligible! Those graphic tees, Wrangler jeans, or Ariat boots – the time is now to snag the items you’ve been eyeing for less.

Reasons to shop Sheplers with an extra 15 percent off include:

No buyer’s remorse! Let your mind rest as you think of the savings.

The seasonal change. New weather means new boots, or a hoodie, or other classic cowboy outerwear is not only a want, but a necessity.

Your job. Work in a field that requires flame resistant workwear? Now is the time to stock up for less over at Sheplers.

The shipping. We provide free domestic shipping on all orders over $99.

The service. Widely known as a provider of outstanding customer service, the team at Sheplers wants to make sure you love what you purchase. Our customers matter, and we’ve made our shoppers a priority since day one, back in 1899.

Well, what more do you need? Buy your western wear today at Sheplers and make a purchase you feel confident in.

For You: EXTRA 10% Off Sitewide at Sheplers

Attention, attention!

Because Sheplers loves our friends and family, we’ve thrown a little extra promotion onto all online orders. Simple use promo code SAVE15 at checkout for all orders over $100. Even sale items are eligible! Those graphic tees, Wrangler jeans, or Ariat boots – the time is now to snag the items you’ve been eyeing for less.

Reasons to shop Sheplers with an extra 15 percent off include:

No buyer’s remorse! Let your mind rest as you think of the savings.

The seasonal change. New weather means new boots, or a hoodie, or other classic cowboy outerwear is not only a want, but a necessity.

Your job. Work in a field that requires flame resistant workwear? Now is the time to stock up for less over at Sheplers.

The shipping. We provide free domestic shipping on all orders over $99.

The service. Widely known as a provider of outstanding customer service, the team at Sheplers wants to make sure you love what you purchase. Our customers matter, and we’ve made our shoppers a priority since day one, back in 1899.

Well, what more do you need? Buy your western wear today at Sheplers and make a purchase you feel confident in.

Why You Might Need Flame-Resistant Workwear

Some jobs would obviously require flame-resistant clothing, such as a firefighter. But what other jobs are potentially dangerous with fire hazard? Regular industrial clothing is generally made from synthetic fibers that will melt under intense heat. These melted fibers contribute to the severity of the burns, and in some cases can be fatal for the employee wearing the melted clothing.
Flame-resistant clothing can protect workers even if they are knocked unconscious, and it can be self-extinguishing and non-combustible. These factors are important because they can prevent further burning.
Jobs that require flame-resistant workwear:
Oil & Gas Drilling/Servicing
Oil Refining and Processing
Mining
Electric Power Utility
Natural Gas Utility
Industrial Electricians
Combustible Dust Industries
Jobs that require (or suggest) flame-resistant clothing should be performed without the proper attire. Know your industry’s standards and you can discuss with your HR department as well as research through OSHA what standards your clothing needs to meet.

Why You Might Need Flame-Resistant Workwear

Some jobs would obviously require flame-resistant clothing, such as a firefighter. But what other jobs are potentially dangerous with fire hazard? Regular industrial clothing is generally made from synthetic fibers that will melt under intense heat. These melted fibers contribute to the severity of the burns, and in some cases can be fatal for the employee wearing the melted clothing.
Flame-resistant clothing can protect workers even if they are knocked unconscious, and it can be self-extinguishing and non-combustible. These factors are important because they can prevent further burning.
Jobs that require flame-resistant workwear:
Oil & Gas Drilling/Servicing
Oil Refining and Processing
Mining
Electric Power Utility
Natural Gas Utility
Industrial Electricians
Combustible Dust Industries
Jobs that require (or suggest) flame-resistant clothing should be performed without the proper attire. Know your industry’s standards and you can discuss with your HR department as well as research through OSHA what standards your clothing needs to meet.