• Choosing Footwear to Help Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Karen

    Karen D. Hamel CSP, CET, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer. She has more than 25 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 200 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Environmental health and Safety Trainer (CET), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She serves on the Blair County, PA LEPC. Her specialties include a wide variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, risk management, DOT and NIMS topics. She conducts trainings and seminars at national conferences and webinars for several national organizations. For regulation or product information, we can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email at xtechnical@newpig.com.

  • Prashastisays:
    03/18/2014 at 6:34 am Reply

    Before buying safety shoes one must know about the work location as well as work condition then he can buy the perfect safety shoes.

    • Karen Hamelsays:
      03/20/2014 at 7:35 pm Reply

      Absolutely! Knowing conditions where the safety shoes will be worn is an essential first step in choosing the best shoes for the specific work environment where they will be used.

      Fortunately, slip-resistant shoes are available with steel toes, metatarsal protection, static dissipative, electrically conductive and many other properties – so you should never need to sacrifice one element of safety to gain another.

  • Rhea Footwearsays:
    08/26/2015 at 8:21 pm Reply

    At the office or other conditions, such as while on vacation, slip and falls are dangerous. Problem is that most slip-resistant shoes are made only for workers (restaurants, kitchens, factories, etc.) There aren’t any fashionable slip-resistant shoes that people can casually wear.

    • Brittany Svobodasays:
      08/27/2015 at 11:48 am Reply

      This is a great point! While we at New Pig are primarily focused on workplace safety and appropriate footwear for industrial workers, slips, trips and falls is always something to be concerned about, even outside of the workplace. It’s great that your company is working to bring awareness to this issue.

  • Putri Zachirasays:
    03/24/2016 at 2:08 am Reply

    great post, thankyou for information

  • ruhi chawlasays:
    11/23/2019 at 7:01 am Reply

    Slip-resistant shoes are required for a large variety of industries. Healthcare workers, kitchen workers, wait staff, industrial workers, factory workers—the list is almost endless.Slip-resistant shoes come with a sole that reduces the slickness that can cause a fall or accident.

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