The csa yellow rectangle with a green sd and grounding symbol indicates soles are static dissipative. In most jurisdictions these boots must be fully certified and display the certification right on the side of the boot.
Puncture penetration resistant pr this standard covers the shoe s ability to protect the wearer from sharp object puncturing the sole of the shoe such as nails glass etc.
Electrical safety boot standards. Wearing safety boots is mandatory in most factories and on construction sites. No steel toe cap no puncture resistant sole no metatarsus protector are electrically conductive and provide no protection against chain saws. You ll see there are four lines.
The second line shows the gender m or f and the resistance to impacts and compression. The idea behind these eh rated safety boots is pretty simple the entire surface of the boot is made from non conductive materials and as a result no electrical charge will pass through the body because you are fully isolated from the ground. Electrical hazard eh rated safety boots are isolating safety boots meaning they provide a secondary source of protection for you from electric shocks or electrocution.
According to osha electrical hazard boots should be used in conjunction with other protective wear. The third line shows the boots. What do the standards mean.
Refer to csa standard z195 14 r2019 protective footwear or other standards that are required in your jurisdiction. The first line shows you the boots respect the ansi z41 standard from 1999 offering a toe protection pt. Electrical hazard boots as dictated by the occupational safety and health administration osha must be able to withstand 18000 volts of electricity at 60 hertz for a whole minute without leakage of more than one milliampere under dry conditions.
Impact compression and puncture are the most common types of foot injury. Safety footwear is designed to protect feet against a wide variety of injuries. Since electricians are required to work at various locations they must wear electrical grade safety boots whenever they are on the job.
The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects or objects piercing the sole or when the use of protective footwear will protect the affected employee from an electrical hazard such as a static discharge or electric shock hazard that remains after the employer takes other necessary protective measures. Safety shoes also have tags on the outside. The most current safety footwear standard was just released in 2017.
Protective footwear must comply with the astm international standard f2413 current version. Choose footwear according to the hazard. Such certified footwear contains a sole and heel design assembly that at the point of manufacturing has electrical insulating properties to withstand 18 000 volts and a leakage current not exceeding 1ma for 60 seconds.
In this case the boots can. Electrical hazard eh this standard covers the shoe s ability to protect the wearer from electrical shocks. For instance if the manufacturer of your street shoes had asked the csa to assess its shoes their safety code would probably be 000c0.