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Document ID (ISN)101788
CIS number 03-896
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Title Safety shoes - PPEs that are the fruit of technological progress
Original title Calzado de seguridad - Un E.P.I. fruto del progreso tecnológico [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2003, No.163, p.36-47. Illus.
Internet access 03-0896.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract Thanks to technological progress, it is now possible to manufacture safety shoes that are very similar in appearance to regular shoes while maintaining their protection characteristics. Following a brief overview of the main elements of the shoe that provide protection and a reference to sectors of activity where the wearing of safety shoes is essential, this article goes on to describe the various tests that safety shoes have to undergo, including: raw material tests (leather, laces, textile materials, soles, safety toe tips); tests during manufacture (soles) and tests on the finished shoe.
Descriptors (primary) safety footwear; materials testing; equipment testing
Descriptors (secondary) penetration resistance; tensile strength; impact testing; wear testing; permeability testing; earth resistance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection