We are a Venezuelan company founded in 1992 in Guatire, Venezuela, with the purpose of manufacturing safety, protective and work footwear.
Electrical Hazard Footwear
Within the prevention of occupational risks, electrical risk is one of the most complex. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicates that working with electricity has many risks and hazards. The handling of power lines, cables and circuits can cause accidents associated with electric shocks, electrocution, fires and explosions. Engineers, electricians and other professionals who work with electricity directly, are exposed to various electrical risks that can cause burns, electric shocks and electrocution (death).
Many workers are not aware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment and the importance of training to reduce or eliminate the risk of injury associated with electrical work.
In the exposure of electrical hazards, OSHA offers procedures or recommendations that effectively help reduce accidents related to electricity:
Among the personal protective equipment (PPE) recommended to minimize and prevent electrical accidents are the safety helmets of certified plastic for electrical use, rubber gloves or with insulation for the electrical risk capacity, insulation clothing and electric safety footwear.
The National Institute for Safety and Hygiene at Work (INSHT) indicates that the types of electrical safety footwear (extract UNE EN ISO 20345/6/7) depend on their properties against associated risks:
All Sicura safety footwear are electrically insulating. They are designed and certified against electrical risk supporting up to 20 kV / DC to 200 milliAmp of leakage current, except some models that have a greater capacity when isolating up to 30 kV / DC to 50 microAmp of leakage current.
We invite you to know our Sicura footwear models in the Products section.
Source: Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)