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Jobs that Require Non-Slip Shoes - Monday, July 29, 2013

Jobs that Require Non-Slip Shoes

In most cases, non-slip (or slip-resistant) safety shoes are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration if you work in any of the jobs we listed below. Worker safety is extremely important, and should be on the mind of employers (and employees!) at all times. Non-slip shoes are worn to reduce or eliminate the possibility of slips and falls while on the job. Most non-slip shoes can prevent slips due to oil, grease, water, and many other types of liquids.

Waitresses and Restaurant workers

This is probably the #1 place people think of when they think of jobs that require slip resistant shoes. Restaurants and other food service industries are notorious for having unpredictable floors. Employees can also benefit from employers treating their floors with applications that create safer surface traction and greater resistance properties.

Roofing Contractors

Employees working in the roofing industries will especially need non-slip shoes due to the dangers when climbing ladders, working on different roof surfaces, and because they’re exposed to the outside weather. A good pair of non-slip shoes can mean all the difference when it comes to a good day’s work or a very serious injury.

Residential and Commercial House Cleaners

Employees and individuals who clean houses, offices and other buildings for a living are often required to wear non-slip shoes because of the dangers of cleaning while mopping, or working in the kitchens or bathrooms, etc. For those who aren’t required to wear, they should be considered to prevent the possibility a fall or injury.

Food Processing Jobs

Many food processing types of jobs require employees to wear slip-resistant shoes due to the back-and-forth traveling across hard floors that can be wet. Some employers consider adding slip-resistant coating to the floors, but that’s not alternative to non-slip safety shoes.

We Carry Non-Slip Shoes

We carry non-slip shoes at all of our retail safety shoe stores: Bootworks in Louisville, Kentucky; Footworks in Cincinnati, Ohio; Footworks in Decatur, Illinois; Footworks in Indianapolis, Indiana, Footworks in Columbus, Indiana; Footworks in Northern Kentucky; and Footworks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

For a list of our store locations and addresses, click here.

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Finding the Right Slip-Resistant Safety Shoes - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Here at Safety Shoes Distributors, we have several different styles of men’s and women’s slip-resistant (non-slip) safety shoes. It’s our goal to make it simple for you to browse our selection, or to filter your search results by choosing your gender, the shoe brand, color, style or shoe type (i.e. composite toe, soft toe, steel toe, etc.).

It’s difficult to develop non-slip shoes because there are so many variables when it comes to slippery surfaces. What makes the floor or ground slippery? Surfaces can be muddy, greasy, wet, oily, or just newly-polished. Additionally, surfaces may have any number of material or debris on it. Whatever the case may be, you have to be able to control the surface below your feet.

Because of all the different kinds of slippery surfaces, there is not a single standard on non-slip shoes. However, we provide several different brands of non-slip shoes to really fit your needs in your work environment. If you have any questions about your particular environment and which safety shoes are best for it, don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact information below.

Telephone Number:  (513) 563-4220
Email Address: 
customerservice@safetyshoedistributors.com
Mailing Address: 10156 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241

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