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A new generation of Ergonomic Heat Resistant Safety Shoes
A new generation of Ergonomic Heat Resistant Safety Shoes

Safety Shoe is the most common PPE used by all industries. However, each industry requires safety shoes designed for specific hazards. For instance, shoes with Safety Toe are required in construction industry where there is a hazard of heavy objects dropping on workers’ feet. Oil & Gas industry requires Electrically Conductive shoes to prevent static electricity build-up which may cause a spark causing a fire or explosion. Similarly, industries having hot surfaces such as metal work require Heat-resistant soles.

Selecting appropriate and ergonomic footwear not only reduces injuries and lost work hours but also improves worker productivity, and heightens morale.

Let’s look at some of the common Hazards in industrial workplace –

  • Physical – falling objects, crushing, penetration
  • Thermal – molten metal splashes, hot surfaces, extreme cold
  • Electrical – touching live equipment, spark formation due to electrostatic build-up
  • Chemical – acids, alkalis, oils, grease, fuels
  • General – slipping, tripping, twisted ankles,

 

Let us discuss Safety Footwear for one specific scenario such as metal casting foundries, smelters or such high temperature environment. Workers exposed to high temperatures require a pair of safety shoes capable of withstanding extreme heat.

Traditionally Nitrile Shoes are used in such industries as it has excellent heat resistance. However, they lack the flexibility and are heavier compared to regular PU Shoes. This reduces wearer comfort and causes fatigue.

 

Sole comparison on key parameters –

 

 

Nitrile Sole

PU Sole

PU Nitrile Sole

Temperature Resistance (300° C for 1 min)

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120° C for 1 min

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Resistance to oils, acids/alkalis & solvents

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Diluted acids/alkalis & solvents

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Strength

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Moderate

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Higher Shelf Life

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Average

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Grip & Slip Resistance

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Flexibility

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Light Weight

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Ergonomic (wearer comfort)

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KARAM has introduced a new range of Safety Footwear with Double Density PU Nitrile sole combining safety with excellent comfort. These shoes offer Superb Grip and Slip Resistance with excellent Comfort and Flexibility.

 

Key Features of KARAM’s PU Nitrile Safety Shoe

  • Made on DESMA Machine providing best and consistent quality
  • Can sustain up to 300* C surface temperature for 1 minute
  • Useful in all the terrains of Acid Chemicals & general industry
  • Good Tear Strength
  • Good Abrasion Resistance
  • Higher Shelf life
  • Recommended for High Heat industries and also for General Outdoor and Adventure usage

 

The cost of a pair of safety shoes is small compared to a foot injury that can put an employee out of work for days or weeks, or cause permanent disability.

 

KARAM has a full range of Safety Shoes suitable for different working environment. Get in touch with us to for safety solutions for your workforce.