Steel Toe Safety shoes have steel toe caps placed inside the toe of the shoe. These steel caps are designed to protect the wearer from compression pressure and impact drops as described in ASTM 2413-05 Standards.
Composite Toe Safety shoes have non-metallic toe caps placed inside of the toe of the shoe. These boots provide the same protection as Steel Toe safety shoes as described in ASTM 2413-05, but have the added benefits of being lighter weight, and are less prone to conducting heat and cold.
Alloy Toe Safety shoes have alluminum toe caps placed inside of the toe of the shoe. These boots provide the same protection as Steel Toe safety shoes as described in ASTM 2413-05, but have the added benefits of being lighter weight, and dissipate heat and cold faster than steel.
Metatarsal Guard boots have the same protection from compression and impacts as Steel Toe and Composite Toe boots with the added protection of the Metatarsal Guard which extends upward from the toe area and covers the instep of the foot. The toes and metatarsals meet or exceed the standards set forth in ASTM 2413-05.
Electrical Hazard footwear is constructed to provide insulation of the wearer's feet from a grounded surface. This can provide a small degree of protection from electric shock for the wearer. This protection is limited to voltage of 600 volts or less under dry conditions and is intended to be a secondary form of electrical insulation.
Waterproof footwear protects the wearer from water penetrating the inside of the shoe with an internal membrane. These membranes are either independent sock-like booties such as Gore-tex®, or laminated to the building materials before the shoes are constructed. In either case, waterproof footwear is guaranteed to be waterproof for 6 months from the time of purchase used under normal conditions. These membranes are vulnerable to chemicals, punctures, and over-flexing which may cause damage to the physical characteristics of the material.
Vibram® is the leader in the manufacturing of out-soles for footwear. At a slightly higher price you can expect a greater level of quality when walking on a Vibram® sole. Look for the "yellow plug", but be careful; if it doesn't read Vibram® it's not a Vibram® sole.
Products made with CORDURA® Classic fabrics feature enhanced tear and abrasion resistance, and long-lasting durability. CORDURA® Classic fabric is constructed with qualifying yarns which are woven, dyed and finished in accordance with INVISTA's approved fabric standards for the CORDURA® brand. Expect long lasting, easy cleaning boot liners when you see the CORDURA® label.
When you need to be waterproof, you need Gore-Tex®.
"Gore's quality management process is unique in our industry. From research through design and manufacturing, at every step we ensure that GORE-TEX® products are best in class - guaranteed. In our laboratories worldwide, we put products through a relentless battery of tests to ensure that every GORE-TEX® product meets our exacting standards for durability, waterproofness, breathability, and comfort. This rigorous quality management enables us to provide you with guarantee for the entire finished product that bears our label"
An HRC or Hazard Risk Category is a rating for FR clothing that indicates the level of protection the garment provides. There are five HRCs ranging from 0 to 4, with an HRC of 0 representing the least protection, and an HRC of 4 representing the most protection. The NFPA 70E consensus standard assigns these categories based on the electrical maintenance task to be preformed, and each HRC correlates to a specific range of ATPVs. For example, HRC 1 would include ATPVs greater than 5 cal/cm2 but less than 8 cal/cm2.
NFPA 70E was developed to protect electrical workers in all industries who work on or near energized parts or equipment that are capable of generating an arc flash. Such equipment would include high-voltage switching and grounding gear, panel boards, switchboards, motor control centers, motor starters, metal clad switchgear, transformers, and meters. Common occupations covered under NFPA 70E include electrical maintenance workers, industrial electricians, and machine operators. NFPA 70E does not, however, apply to workers in the electric utility industry.
NFPA 2112 was developed to protect industrial workers and primarily those in the oil and petrochemical industries against flash fires.
A flash fire is defined as "a fire that spreads rapidly through a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without
the production of damaging pressure." Flash fires are unplanned exposures that typically last three seconds or less.
NFPA 2112 does not apply to protective clothing for electrical flashes, wild-land fire fighting, technical rescue, structural fire fighting, proximity fire fighting, or any fire fighting operations or hazardous materials emergencies.
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