the importance of safety shoes in labor protection articles

When it comes to labor protection articles, we may first think of safety helmets, safety belts and gloves, while safety shoes and protective boots, which are used to protect workers’ feet, are often ignored. 1n fact, in the process of using tools, operating machines, carrying materials and other operations, workers’ feet are usually at the lowest part of the working posture, and they will touch heavy, hard and angular objects at any time, so that they will be injured, stabbed or squeezed; On the other hand, if the feet do not stand firmly, the body will lose its balance, destroy the normal working posture, and may cause accidents. 1n this way, the safety equipment to protect the feet is particularly important. 1t is possible to prevent foot injury by using special and suitable protective shoes and boots according to the working conditions. But do you have a pair of “safety shoes”

? do you know the function of protective shoes

?? at present, the common protective shoes include: safety shoes, insulating shoes, anti-static and conductive shoes, steel-making shoes and shoe covers, cold proof shoes, etc. in addition, there are also protective shoes suitable for road construction workers with heat insulation soles, construction workers with reinforced soles, food and wine workers with moisture-proof soles, etc. The functions of protective shoes are mainly set according to the working environment and conditions. Generally, they have the functions of anti-skid, anti puncture and anti extrusion. 1n addition, they have specific functions, such as anti conductivity and anti-corrosion< 1t is understood that tens of thousands of production safety accidents occur in industrial, mining and commercial enterprises every year in China, and more than 10000 people die. 1n addition, the situation of occupational hazards is very serious. At present, there are more than 16 million toxic and harmful enterprises in China, and more than 200 million people suffer from occupational hazards. 1n order to reduce casualties and reduce occupational hazards, in addition to establishing and improving the responsibility system, increasing investment in safety funds, and improving safety conditions and facilities, it is also necessary to improve the standard system of personal protective equipment, improve the level of personal protective equipment, and enhance workers' self-protection ability< Why do some workers wear slippers at work ?? if you don’t wear a helmet, you may suffer serious injury or even death due to the head injury; But if you don’t wear protective shoes and boots, the injury will be much lighter than before, and it will rarely endanger your life. 1t is also for this reason that the correct wearing of protective shoes and boots is often ignored by workers< When they went to the construction site for inspection, they found that many workers were wearing sneakers or even slippers. According to the regulations, the construction site workers must wear toe protection safety shoes according to the work needs. Because of the steel ladle toe cap, such shoes can effectively avoid external injuries such as hard object crush and metal object stab. But the shoes or slippers worn by workers can't protect the toes at all ?? some data show that after 50 years of development, China’s personal protective equipment industry has become an industry with complete categories, stable production, supply and marketing, rich product varieties, which can basically meet the production needs. 1t has played an important role in reducing casualties and ensuring the health of employees. However, due to various reasons such as the backward concept, the personal protective equipment is ignored by most people, especially the protection of hands and feet, which seems to have nothing to do with the safety of life. Some workers think that work clothes and shoes and hats are only for uniform dressing, or for the welfare of the unit, and some personal protective equipment does not meet the needs of modern production, which leads to the neglect of personal protective equipment, including safety shoes and boots ? it is understood that, for a long time, compared with other high-tech industries and developed industries, the personal protective equipment industry has insufficient investment and slow development. The main high-tech and high standard products of some enterprises have been exported. For example, sunflower 1nternational Group (China) Co., Ltd., which entered the field of personal protection in 2000 and has maintained the record of the first export of PVC industrial and mining boots in China for five consecutive years, exports most of its business volume to Europe. The relevant person in charge said that they are not unwilling to sell in the domestic market, but limited to the fact that domestic enterprises invest less in labor protection equipment, the implementation of relevant national laws and regulations is not enough, and the industry standards are relatively backward< And Cheng Jun also said that the cost of shoes is a problem that restricts the development of protective shoes in China. 1n view of the current background, the price accepted by the enterprises purchasing protective shoes still exists at a relatively low level, and the low price also determines the cost of the product, resulting in the poor quality of cheap labor protection shoes ?? new standards need to be formulated ? in fact, China’s personal protective equipment gradually moves closer to the European Union standards and 1SO standards, but with the progress of society, people have higher and higher requirements for the variety and quality of personal protective equipment, which provides space for the development of personal protective equipment products and puts forward higher requirements for its standards ? as early as 1988, the former National Technical Committee for the standardization of labor protection articles carried out the research on the standard system of labor protection articles. Due to many changes in the organization, the standard of labor protection has not reached the expected goal. With China’s entry into WTO, the changes of 1SO standards and the needs of current work safety put forward new requirements for personal protective equipment standards ? it is learned that China has formulated and promulgated a series of national and industrial standards for personal protective equipment, and some national standards are in the process of being formulated ??? as for the standards related to safety shoes and boots, four national standards drafted (Revised) by Wuhan 1nstitute of safety and environmental protection of Sinosteel group passed the examination and approval in December 2005. These four standards are “personal protective equipment – Test Method of shoes”, “personal protective equipment – safety shoes”, “personal protective equipment – safety shoes” and “personal protective equipment – safety shoes” “Personal protective equipment – protective shoes” and “personal protective equipment – professional shoes” have passed the examination and approval organized by the National Technical Committee for standardization of personal protective equipment (CSBTS / TC112) in Xiamen, Fujian Province. These four standards cover the national quality test methods and specific quality standard requirements of shoes as important personal protective equipment. The completion of the preparation (Revision) of the four standards is of great significance to promote the improvement of the quality of China’s footwear protective equipment and to achieve international standards< Cheng Jun, a senior engineer of the national quality supervision and 1nspection Center for labor protection articles, told reporters that the new standards for the above four protective shoes and boots were submitted for approval in 2006. These four standards, including safety shoes, protective shoes and professional shoes, are quite different from the original standards (including general technical conditions for electrical insulating shoes and general technical conditions for oil resistant protective shoes). The original national standard belongs to the industry standard, which is issued by the Ministry of labor of ALD. 1t focuses on toe protection, but does not reflect the comprehensive protection function. 1n the original standards, except for the general technical conditions for electrical insulating shoes, the other standards will be replaced by the new standards< According to Cheng Jun, the standards for safety shoes and protective shoes are quite different from the original standards, which are mainly reflected in the single function of shoes involved in the original standards. However, due to the complexity of the workplace, the on-site protection of feet should be multifunctional; The new standard adopts international standard, namely 1SO standard, which is consistent with European standard. 1n addition, safety shoes and protective shoes add additional functions on the original basis. Professional shoes, mainly for shoes without toe protection function, reflect a comprehensive protection function, which is higher than the current domestic standard ? she said that the new standard has not been implemented. Because it needs to be reported to the WTO for three months, it is reported that the standard has been submitted in June. 1t is estimated that a reply will be made in September, and then it will be determined, and then it will be formally implemented ? what changes will the new standard bring ?? will the new standard bring great changes to the domestic enterprises manufacturing safety shoes? Cheng Jun said that the implementation of the new standards is mainly a test of the technical ability of enterprises. China is a big country in shoe production. Some large-scale shoe-making enterprises in Guangdong and Tianjin are mainly export-oriented. Therefore, they have reached the international standards and EU standards, and there should be no problems in the implementation of the new standards ?? the new standard not only emphasizes the protection performance, but also has higher requirements in terms of physical and mechanical properties and comfort, that is, more humanized. This also leads to the cost of safety shoes. 1t can be expected that some small enterprises will go bankrupt because of the increase in costs or the failure to meet the corresponding standards, while some large enterprises and enterprises with sufficient production capacity will offset the effect of the increase in costs because of the increase in output, so that the enterprises will have a better development ?? however, due to the small scale of production, some other domestic enterprises may still adopt the manual workshop mode of production, and the performance of safety shoes manufactured is not stable enough, so the quality control in some aspects needs to be strengthened< ? what kind of shoes to wear should be supervised ? what kind of protective shoes to wear is lack of supervision, Cheng Jun said, which is one of the reasons for the accident. The lack of supervision leads to the occurrence of accidents, or workers suffer more harm when accidents happen ? she said that for users, there is no one to supervise what kind of shoes they should wear and what kind of protective function they need according to their occupational needs. Some enterprises have safety officer inspection, but its strength is often not up to, or the safety officer can not find the worker’s protective shoes are unqualified ? another purpose of supervision is to check whether the shoes meet the occupational requirements. Cheng Jun said that companies and enterprises generally purchase labor protection products through labor protection companies. Even large enterprises do not necessarily directly contact manufacturers to purchase products. Whether the labor protection companies can meet the requirements in terms of purchasing quality is also one of the problems. The lack of supervision of such work has also led to the flow of some unqualified labor protection articles into the hands of users. 2018-02-24

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