Safety Handwear and Footwear for Ottawa Construction Workers
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What do I need to know about safety handwear and footwear

What Do I Need to Know About Safety Handwear and Footwear?

Injuries on the job aren’t just a financial risk, they also impact productivity and morale. Providing workers with the right safety equipment in Ottawa reduces the risk of injuries and ensures compliance with provincial requirements.  

Safety Handwear Protection Levels  

In 2016, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) released standards pertaining to cut resistance safety gloves. Using this scale, you can provide personal protection equipment to match the job more effectively. The scale ranges from A1 to A9. 

  • A1 – small parts assembly and general purpose gloves  
  • A2 – injection and moulding plastics, pulp, and paper 
  • A3 – handling raw materials in manufacturing and construction 
  • A4 – food prep and HVAC  
  • A5 – handling glass or metal sheets  
  • A6 – glass manufacturing or metal fabrication  
  • A7 – meat processing or metal stamping  
  • A8 – metal recycling or heavy assembly  
  • A9 – sharp metal stamping or metal fabrication  

Choosing the right gloves for the job gives your workers the best protection for their skilled hands!  

Safety Footwear  

Safety footwear is available in multiple ratings for different job sites and the risks involved. It’s important to choose footwear based on the hazards for each type of job site. The soles can include puncture protection or not. The toes have protective caps that are graded for protection. Worksites that require safety footwear should include information about fit and selection of footwear to ensure the right type is provided.  

Ottawa Fastener Supply has all the safety equipment you need for your Ottawa job site including the protective footwear and handwear for your specific projects. Contact us for more information. 

Due to worldwide shortage of N95 masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Ottawa Fastener cannot promise delivery ETA’s for these products and will NOT be holding products for customers. If products do become available, it will be on a first come, first served basis. Please call 613 828 5311 or email if you are looking for these products.

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