June 14, 2018
Job sites can be dangerous. Falling objects are a common risk for injuries, even when dropped from only a few feet. Safety boots are important in many work environments, and depending upon the severity of the risk of foot injury, work boots with a metguard component should be part of an employee’s personal protective equipment (PPE).
Work boots with a metguard component are designed to reduce or prevent metatarsal injury by absorbing the impact of objects falling or rolling up on the upper foot. Metguard safety boots have, in addition to a protective toe cap, a “shield” either built into the tongue of the boot or attached externally to the upper to protect against objects dropping or rolling onto workers’ feet.
The workers most likely to suffer are laborers, tradespeople and machine operators. Most metatarsal injuries occur in the manufacturing, fabrication, construction, transportation, storage, retail, trade and property services industries. Metguard footwear is