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82. A worker exposed to the hazard of foot injury shall wear foot protection appropriate in the circumstances. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, s. 82.


Classification of Safety Footwear

1.  All protective footwear must conform to CSA Standard Z195-M92 "Protective Footwear."
2. Select CSA-certified footwear. Ensure that it has the proper rating for the hazard and the proper sole for the working conditions.
3. Employees requiring foot protection shall be aided by a subsidy paid by the university, prior approval must be obtained from your supervisor.
4. Use metatarsal protection (top of the foot between the toes and ankle) where there is a potential for injury. 

Grade I will withstand 125 joules, or 93 ft. lbs.; a 50 lb weight dropped from a height of 22 in. Grade II will withstand 90 joules, or 65 ft. lbs; a 50 lb. weight dropped from a height of 16 in. Grade III will withstand 60 joules, or 45 ft. lbs.; a 50 lb. weight dropped from a height of 10.5 in.


Electric Shock Resistant Footwear carries this GSA marking tag. Footwear must withstand (under dry conditions) a test potential of 18 kV (18,000 volts), 60 Hz for a period of one minute, without discharge to ground of more than one milliampere (1 mA).

*Use where there is danger of high voltage

If the triangle is Green it is Grade I; Yellow it is Grade II; Red it is Grade III

The triangle designates a puncture resistant sole able to withstand 135 kg. of pressure, (300 ft. lbs.) without being punctured by a 5 cm. nail.

** Use where there is danger of punctures.


Selection Guide for Safety Footwear

Combined with:
 ** for punctures
  * for high voltage
  • Freight companies
  • Steel mills
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Auto industries
  • Paper Mills
  • Lumbering

Combined with:

** for punctures
  * for high voltage

  • Warehousing
  • Machine shops
  • Auto industries
  • Aircraft Industries
  • Paint companies
  • Home appliance company
  • Fire Departments

Combined with:

** for punctures
  * for high voltage

  • Light manufacturing
  • Retail stores
  • Supervisors
  • Office staff
  • Hospitals
  • Service stations
  • Security
  • Ambulance staff