Are steel-toe shoes OSHA approved? OSHA Footwear Requirements in Construction
Steel-toed boots are best-suited to meet all OSHA safety boot requirements. Standards also require hearing and eye protection.
Does OSHA require employers to provide steel toe boots? Reply 1: Yes. The PPE standard, 29 CFR 1910.132(h)(2) provides that “[t]he employer is not required to pay for non-specialty safety-toe protective footwear (including steel-toe shoes or steel-toe boots) . . . provided that the employer permits such items to be worn off the job-site.” 29 CFR 1910.132(h)(2).
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- Secure Grip
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- Removeable Footbed
- ATS Max extra-wide shank for maximum support and less fatigue
- BOA Fit System provides custom support
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Can a company force you to wear steel-toe shoes? OSHA allows employers to use metatarsal guards or footwear with built-in metatarsal protection when metatarsal protection is needed in the workplace. If the employer requires employees to wear metatarsal shoes or boots, the employer is required to pay for the footwear.
Does OSHA require closed toe shoes? Response: OSHA does not have a specific policy on the wearing of open-toe shoes in an office environment.