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  • Safety Check: The Importance of Heavy Duty Work Boots on the Job

    heavy duty work boots
    Hard hats, safety goggles, gloves, and harnesses are all vital pieces of safety equipment on most construction and labor sites, and not just because it's the law. The ways they protect workers from accidents and injuries are both obvious and invaluable to any construction operation.

    But what about our feet?

    Heavy duty work boots are about more than comfort, performance, and stylish looks. They're also extremely important for workplace safety. Despite this, too many workers wear out a pair of work boots until they're literally falling apart.

    Here a just a few of the ways that a good pair of boots can protect your feet -- and the rest of your body -- from common workplace hazards.

    • Traction: Heavy duty work boots provide high tread to safely move about the slippery or unfinished work spaces of a construction site. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 666 of the 4,600 fatal workplace injuries reported in 2012 were caused by falls, slips, or trips. Sturdy, high traction work boots can help prevent accidents like these with proper sole grip for the job.
    • Protection: Stepping on sharp objects or working with sharp tools can be very dangerous for unprotected feet. Among workers who suffer foot injuries, it's estimated that only 23% of them were wearing safety boots or shoes at the time of the workplace accident. Heavy duty work boots with steel-reinforced toes can guard against nail punctures, falling objects, or a slip of the chainsaw that could otherwise cause serious bodily harm.
    • Comfort: It's easy to overlook how important it is to have comfortable work boots on the job. But for workers and laborers who are on their feet all day, the right footwear can help combat fatigue as well as painful back problems later on. Alert and healthy workers are often more productive workers.

    Proper safety footwear is as important for contractors and employers as it is for workers, and for so many reasons.

    Reducing work-related accidents by just 10% has been shown to produce an annual savings of almost $60,000 for businesses. Investing in quality heavy duty work boots will not only provide safety, protection, and comfort to your employees, it'll help ensure that you get the job done quickly, efficiently, and as cost-effectively as possible.

  • How to Choose the Best Police Boots for the Job

    police bootsWorking as an officer of the law requires you to be ready for anything. But along with fast reflexes and good training, you also need the right equipment to help you do your job.

    For officers who are on their feet all day, few things are more important than having a pair of comfortable, supportive, and safe police boots. Choosing the right law enforcement boots can make or break your day working the beat, and there are special considerations every officer should make according to their needs and situation.

    Here's what to look for when selecting your next pair.

    • Size
      Like any kind of shoe, the right fit is important for police boots. They should measure six to eight inches high with enough extra space to give your feet room to breathe while still providing ample structural support. Your toes should rest about 12.5 millimeters from the front of the boot; they shouldn't crunch or slide to the front when walking down an incline. Test your boots with the same kind of socks you'd wear on duty, making sure the heel is also snug to prevent blisters.
    • Utility
      Your work environment may impact the kind of police footwear you need. For officers patrolling urban areas that are mostly pavement or sidewalk, high traction work boots with small tread will help give you safe grip on the streets. In warm climates, you'll also want a material that is breathable. Remember: a person working an active job moving around most of the day can sweat out as much as 200 ml of moisture every day from their feet alone. Look for shoes with side zip technology for easy-on, easy-off removal.
    • Safety
      Police boots need to be able to protect your feet from a wide range of possible on-the-job injuries. Keep yourself and your city safe from the toes up. Foot protection might seem like a minor issue for police officers who put their lives on the line, but a worker who suffers a toe or foot injury misses an average seven days of work, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Look for reinforced toecaps, electrical insulation, and puncture-proof soles to keep you safe while on duty.

    Every police officer needs protection and comfort while on the clock. Equip yourself with the right pair of boots to help keep you on your feet all year round.

    If you're looking for the best possible police boots for your agency, then contact Magnum Boots and learn more about the most reliable tactical boots available today.

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