While professionals who work in construction are often careful to protect their heads from injury by wearing hard hats and donning safety glasses, you can't forget about protection at the other end of the body — the feet. In fact, statistics show that well over 60,000 foot-related injuries result in lost work and productivity in North America each year.
Many people think of impacts of heavy objects as the leading cause of foot injuries, but interestingly, more than 80 percent of injuries to the feet are actually caused by slips, falls and impacts with objects of 25 kg or less. This information shows us that safety footwear isn’t just about steel toe caps. It's also about providing solid traction in the form of sturdy shoe grippers.
At Construction Fasteners and Tools, we work hard to consider all aspects and challenges of the jobs our customers complete on a daily basis. We know that properly protecting your feet — and maintaining your footing — is often about much more than slipping on a pair of your favorite work boots.
In response, we go out of our way to stock a comprehensive inventory of protective footwear. For instance, we carry lightweight polycarbonate metatarsal guards since we know that metatarsal injuries can be some of the most painful foot injuries to endure with some of the longest recovery periods of any foot-related accidents. If you’re working around objects that can expose your feet to serious injury, let our metatarsal guards take the impact instead of your feet.
In addition, our steel toe caps and traction aids (a.k.a. "grippers") — including one-size-fits-all mid and ultra ice cleats — fit over your work boots to give you the targeted protection you require. Whether you need to avoid crushing impacts that can break your toes or want to stay squarely on your feet in all types of slippery winter conditions, we have the footwear to keep you safe.
We also stock miner boots and safety rubber boots that are great for keeping your feet dry and protected from slips, splashes, impacts and abrasions. When it comes to name brands, our North Safety rubber boots are 100 percent waterproof, come with a “Safe-Toe” steel toe and “Safe-Step” midsole and meet the Canadian Standards Association — CAN/CSA Z195-09 regulation for protective footwear.
We pride ourselves as much on our customer service as we do on our competitive pricing, so you can come to us with any questions you have about protective footwear. We're here to supply you with great information as well as great products. To get answers to all your questions about any safety equipment you need, contact us today.
Remember that with Construction Fasteners and Tools, you can shop, order and pay securely online 24/7. Plus, you'll get free shipping on orders over $99.