Static Dissipative safety footwear

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If you are looking for work footwear that can prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charges on your body, then I recommend Static Dissipative safety footwear. It’s one of the most common electrical property among safety shoes.

In this article I will answer the most frequently asked questions about SD safety footwear, to help you find the perfect product for you needs!

In what cases should static dissipative safety shoes be used?

The marking SD means, as said, Static Dissipative, in other words the explanation is that the electrostatic charges will be dissipated from your body with this type of safety shoes.

There are a number of works were static dissipative safety shoes are needed, for example some safety managers recommend static dissipative safety footwear in the oil & gas field, or in the nuclear plants, also in the microelectronic sector but as we always say, the best thing to do is to ask the safety manager if your safety shoes have to be SD Static Dissipative or EH Electrical Hazard. More in general:

  • if you don’t need insulating safety footwear (which is the opposite)
  • If you need to reduce the amount of static electricity on your body when you’re working

What standards do they comply with?

As said, SD safety shoes is the solution, it means Static Dissipative. Many workers wear static dissipative shoes. Instead insulating shoes have the corresponding marking EH, which means Electrical Hazard.

Static Dissipative shoes are subject to a specific test to measure their electrical resistance.

What models of Static Dissipative safety footwear should I choose?

Here is a selection of SD products, chosen by SafetyShoesToday:


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These tips should help you to find the perfect model of SD safety shoes for your needs.

As soon as you choose your perfect pair of SD safety shoes, you will be better protected and you will live a better working experience.

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Robert Frog
I was born in London in 1975 and still live here. I could define myself, summing up in a few words my long working career, a great expert in the field of foot and foot problems. Immediately after graduating in Motor Science I started working in an orthopaedics in which orthotics were made to measure for people with foot problems. In 1999 I was hired as Key Account Manager in a well-known chain of safety footwear and other personal protective equipment. Among my clients I had several industries, which I visited regularly to understand the needs of workers, both in terms of protection and comfort. During these years I have consolidated my knowledge on foot problems. Furthermore, I studied carefully the products I proposed: attending courses, participating in trade fairs and, often, accepting the invitation of manufacturers to visit the factories. I was thus able to observe closely the techniques and materials used to produce the best safety shoes. Since 2015 I have been collaborating with the PPE Academy for the content of Safety Shoes Today.

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