Have you been unable to do your job because of a foot or toe injury? The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that on average, toe and foot injuries cause employees to miss a week of work.
Many of these injuries may have been preventable. A foot injury study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 75% of the sustained injuries were due to non-compliance. In other words, the employees that sustained injuries weren’t wearing proper footgear.
The report also indicates that only 23% of the injured individuals were wearing safety boots or shoes. Given the 85% that were wearing safety boots and shoes, these individuals were injured due to an object landing on or striking unprotected areas.
On an annual basis, wearing the right foot gear could prevent thousands of injuries. As a result, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) developed workplace safety standards. These can be found by consulting the ASTM F2413-11.
Furthermore, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) mandates that employers conduct an assessment of workplace risks. This includes the potential for foot and other injuries. This material is located in 29 CFR 1910.132(d).
In order for tactical boots to fit properly, there should be sufficient room between the toes and the front end of a boot. The recommended distance is approximately 12.5mm. Allowances should also be made for thick work socks.
The best combat boots for sale are considered to be Magnum Stealth. On a global basis, they are considered to be the number-one uniform boot.
The best combat boots for sale should also be comfortable and provide the necessary support for active duty. They also need to be high traction work boots to provide resistance when running or other forms of exertion.
When choosing between composite toe vs steel toe tactical boots, a protective toe cap must be used. This toe cap needs to be permanently fixed inside the boot at the toe-end.
In terns of impact resistance, there are four classes of impact ratings for both men and women’s boots:
- Men: Class 75
- Women: Class 75
- Men: Class 50
- Women: Class 50
The superior impact rating is considered to be 75 for both men and women’s combat boots.