Mining Publication: Infographic: Inspect Your Boots for Signs of Wear

Original creation date: September 2020

Authors: A Whitson, L Kocher, J Schall, R Geromi

Reference - September 2020

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20060744

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2020 Sep; :1

This infographic, aimed at mine workers, depicts six different types of damage that compromise the integrity of work boots. The damaged work boots featured in this infographic are part of a longitudinal boot wear study by NIOSH researchers, and, as noted at the bottom of the infographic, the potential hazards discussed align with criteria for work boot integrity set forth in the ASTM International “Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear.” The objective of this infographic is to help mine workers know what to look for as signs of damage or wear to determine when to replace their boots.

Inspect Your Boots for Signs of Wear Infographic
Reference - September 2020

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20060744

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2020 Sep; :1


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