by , on September 30, 2014

protective footwearAn update has been added to the newest edition of the CSA Z195.

Protective footwear is more important than you think!  We don’t want anymore incidents like this electrical fatality happening.  DI Shoes meeting ASTM F1116 or EH shoes meeting CSA Z195 and ASTM F2413 have saved many lives in electrical workplaces.

All jurisdictions across Canada require workers to protect their feet from workplace hazards by selecting and correctly using protective footwear certified by CSA Group. The CSA mark indicates to consumers that their footwear has been certified to meet applicable performance requirements for protection.

The new edition of CSA Z195 defines requirements for slip-resistant footwear, with or without other protective features. In addition, a new static dissipative category, “super SD”, has been added for those working with electronics and sensitive instruments. Learn how you can help reduce workplace injuries with the new edition of CSA Z195 – Protective Footwear.  – CSA Group OH&S Newsletter EN,  September 2014


Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.


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