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    Q. What makes a Shoe or Boot Slip-Resistant?

    slip-resistant shoes or boots

    A. Slip resistance is determined by a shoe's outsole design, material and tread pattern.

    Why does it matter?
    Some workplaces, including hospitals and other medical centers, require slip-resistant footwear. Additionally, if your occupation requires outdoor work and/or heavy lifting, a slip-resistant sole will help keep you safe. Choosing the right footwear for your workplace can help prevent slips, trips, and falls that may lead to disabling injuries. Losing your balance , toppling objects, lifting, and hazardous materials are some of the top causes of workplace injuries. Stay safe!

    • Commonly used by: Nurses, construction workers, safety officers, electricians

    Types of Slip Resistance:

    • Chevron or Ultragrip Sipe – self-cleaning
    • Safety-Loc – provides traction during wet-floor applications
    • Cleated or Lug – multi-purpose, general industry soles
    • Aluminium Oxide Grit – soles treated with this will provide extra slip resistance

    Types of Slip-Resistant Boots:

    • Polyurethane boots – extremely slip-resistant
    • Neoprene boots – very slip-resistant
    • Nitrile boots – not as slip-resistant as Neoprene
    • Rubber boots – good grip, especially in cold temperatures
    • PVC boots – economical, moderate slip resistance

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