Safety Footwear Risk Assessment Checklist


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Workers’ feet are vulnerable to many types of injuries on the job. For example, they can be crushed, punctured or doused with hazardous substances. And because many of the hazards that threaten workers’ feet can’t be eliminated or engineered away, the primary line of defence is safety footwear. Thus, the OHS laws require employers to ensure that workers wear footwear that’s adequate to protect their feet from hazards in the workplace.

How to Use This Tool

Use this checklist to assess whether hazards exist in the workplace that could endanger workers’ feet and, if so, whether those workers are adequately protected from the identified hazards by their footwear.


CCOHS: Safety Footwear

AB: OHS Code, 2009 Explanation Guide, Part 18: PPE

BC: OHS Regulation Guidelines Part 8 – Footwear

MB: Protective Footwear Bulletin 102

NL: OHS Explanation Guide 2009 Part VII PPE

NS: PPE: A guide to Part 3 of the Occupational Safety General Regulations

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