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:
SD PR (including a puncture resistant plate):
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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