Are steel toe boots safe for electrical work? OSHA does not generally consider the wearing of steel-toe shoes by electrical tradesmen to be hazardous, so long as the conductive portion of the shoe is not in contact with the employee’s foot and is not exposed on the outside of the shoe.
How do you tell if boots are electrically rated? Check the label, typically sewn onto the tongue of the shoe and look for the ASTM F2413-11 (EH) rating.
Why do electricians wear special shoes? Electrical Hazard (EH) shoes provide a secondary source of protection for you from electric shock or electrocution the same way as the sheath of the electrical wire. Electrical Hazard shoes have a special sole and construction that insulates you from the electrical source.
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What is electrical hazard rated boots? EH rated safety boots are usually worn when working in dry areas where the potential for electrocution is at a high risk, do not wear these in wet, hazardous or explosive areas! EH SAFETY BOOTS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A SECONDARY SOURCE OF PROTECTION AGAINST SHOCKS FOR THE WEARER.