Occupational risks associated with the feet

All work areas have implicit risks, which can be minimized through an adequate management of occupational risks. The process of risk assessment is essential to identify and estimate the magnitude of those hazards associated with work activity, to create preventive measures to reduce them.

The National Institute for Safety and Hygiene at Work lists the most common occupational risks associated with the feet:

  1. Damage to the foot caused by external actions
    1. Mechanical risks:
      • Objects falling on: the forefoot and / or the metatarsal.
      • Fall and hit on the heel.
      • Step on sharp objects or sharp objects.
    2. Thermal risks:
      • Cool or hot environments or surfaces.
      • Cast metal projection.
    3. Chemical hazards:
      • Aggressive liquids or powders
    4. Radiation risks:
      • Ultraviolet radiation.
      • Radioactive substances.
    5. Damage to people, caused by direct action on the foot.
      1. Mechanical risks:
        • Level falls, sliding.
      2. Electrical risks:
        • Electric shock.
        • Electrostatic discharges.
      3. Damage caused by protective equipment.
        1. Biological risks:
          • Allergies, irritations, development of pathogenic germs
          • Poor perspiration, moisture penetration
        2. Other risks:
          • Poor adaptation to the foot, rigidity, weight.
          • Dislocations, kinks.

Injuries or accidents of the feet are often caused by not using adequate protection and can be avoided with the use of safety footwear appropriate to the risk or area involved.

Calzados Sicura has safety footwear models that cover most of the risks mentioned in this publication. We have ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Certification and we comply with the most demanding international specifications and regulations.

We invite you to know our models of safety footwear and its technical specifications in our PRODUCT SECTION.