All You Need To Know About Static Dissipative Footwear
Here’s a fact that may shock you – especially if you’re not wearing the right safety shoes. In Europe, static dissipative (SD) safety shoes are the norm. In Canada, most workers wear Electric Shock Resistant (ESR) footwear, often referred to in the United States as Electrical Hazard (EH). However, here in Canada, many workplaces require SD safety shoes because wearing SD footwear reduces the likelihood that you can shock anything or anyone, and in some industries that small detail is hugely important. It’s the reason why it’s an important safety feature in products manufactured by Mellow Walk, home of Canadian-made work shoes for men.
Step into any safety shoe store and chances are you can purchase an SD safety shoe with a protective toecap made of steel or composite.; however, the really interesting thing is how SD footwear works to reduce static charge. At Mellow Walk the mens SD safety shoes Canada products we make have multiple antistatic layers that act in concert to allow the natural static that builds up in the body to pass through each layer and to dissipate harmlessly through the sole and into the floor. This is a critically important safety feature in work shoes for men and women working in industries where static current build-up could be problematic: laboratories, hospitals, workplaces full of delicate and sophisticated electronics or pharmaceutical environments where static electricity can damage equipment or adversely affect calibrations. It takes on an even more important role in industries such a building explosive shells or manufacturing fireworks. There’s no second chance in a work environment like that, which is why we make our Mellow Walk shoes the way we do.
Mellow Walk is a specialist in creating SD footwear that adheres to Canadian safety standards. We are currently in the process of relaunching our footwear as SD+, which will be targeting a higher certification category with more controlled SD results that must fall under 35 megaOhms. We have always manufactured quality leather safety shoes for men; now, we are looking at the next generation of SD shoes to respond to an industry that demands quality, safety and comfort.
No matter what your work environment, you will find Mellow Walk work shoes for men that suit your style and your need for an appropriate level of safety protection. From engineers to general labourers, from Health and Safety Managers encouraging workers to be safe to individual contractors who ensure their own safety, men doing all kinds of jobs should look to Mellow Walk for quality safety shoes.