This article discusses safety boots such as Wolverine boots that meet US government standards and help reduce injury in industrious workplaces.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA as it is know, has a duty to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for employees, by setting and enforcing working standards that promote safety at work.
In order to determine what constitutes protective footwear, OSHA have established three footwear construction standards. Footwear that complies to any of these standards are deemed to be acceptable within their guidelines for protective clothing.
These standards are:
- ASTM F-2412-05 – “Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection” and ASTM F-2413-05 – “Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective Footwear”
- ANSI Z41-1991, “American National Standard for Personal Protection — Protective Footwear”
- ANSI Z41-1999, “American National Standard for Personal Protection — Protective Footwear”
Wolverine boots are made in accordance with these standards and come in a variety of safety feature combinations to ensure you get the protection you need.
Amongst the general population, certain other work boot brands are more common, but amongst those who actually wear work boots for protection, Wolverine boots are well known and much loved. Established in the USA over 100 years ago, these work boots sum up that pioneering American spirit that built this great nation.
Wolverine boots such as the ‘Mckay’ and ‘Fusion Technology’ product lines are a great mix of style and safety boot features. These boots will go the distance and keep you feeling strong on your feet for hours.