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Personal Protective Equipment-Foot Protection

Protective footwear must protect against hazards ranging from contact with chemicals, extremes of cold and heat, slippery surfaces, punctures from nails and other sharp objects, electrical hazards, molten metal and impact in an industrial operation.

It is necessary to assess the hazard or combination of hazards and select the items of protection.

Every employer shall provide suitable safety footwear for the type of operation performed. Every employee shall wear safety footwear while working in the workplace, to protect against foot injuries.

Dubai Local Order No. 61 of 1991 requires the provision of protective devices by the employer and the use of this equipment by the employees.