Safety poster - Foot protection:
Foot protection means guarding your toes, ankles and feet from injury. Your feet have 26 bones for support and 38 joints for movement in each foot. Feet also have blood vessels, ligaments, muscles and nerves, which is why it hurts when you stub your toe or drop something on your foot.
Your feet are a critical part of your body that you use everyday and, in some cases, enable you to do your job effectively.
Protective footwear worn in the workplace is designed to protect the foot from physical hazards such as falling objects, stepping on sharp objects, heat and cold, wet and slippery surfaces, or exposure to corrosive chemicals.