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Foot and Leg Protection
Equipment designed to provide protection to the legs, feet and toes during exposure to situations with the potential for foot injuries such as falling or rolling objects, chemical or liquid exposures, piercing objects through the sole or uppers, and/or where the employee's feet are exposed to electrical hazards. Injuries that may occur when the proper footwear is not worn are chemical and heat burns from spills and splashes of acids and caustics, compression injuries, electrical shocks, and slipping.
The basic type of footgear is a pair of safety shoes; these come in many varieties and with various types of built-in protection. Foot and leg accessories choices for further protection include the following: