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

    Karen D. Hamel, CSP, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer for New Pig. She has more than 22 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 100 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She also serves on the Blair County, Pa., LEPC and has completed a variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, DOT and NIMS courses, including Planning Section Chief. She has conducted seminars at national conferences and webinars for ASSE and other national organizations. She can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email karenea@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

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