As the temperatures begin to drop, it’s time to start splitting and stacking wood. You’ve probably got the splitter ready, cleared off a spot to stack the wood, and even planned a day to start. But, have you thought about the shoes you’re going to wear? Have you gone over chainsaw safety tips? We’re here to help.
Powerful Chainsaws Require Strong Foot Protection
Today, chainsaws are created with innovative technology, which makes them faster, stronger, and more powerful. The advanced options make cutting wood faster, but also increase the risk to the person operating the machine and those near them. Selecting the right safety boots is important to comfort and keeping you protected.
Think About OSHA Requirements
Whether you’re cutting wood for your home or doing it as part of your career, it’s a good idea to think about OSHA requirements for this type of project. First, of all, you’ll need eye protection and hand protection too. When it comes to footwear, you’ll need boots designed to protect feet. At the very least, boots should include a composite or steel toe design. The safety toe will help protect your foot in case of blade slips.
It’s also important to choose a high boot, at least six to eight inches. A high boot will help reduce the risk of ankle rolls, which could lead to injuries. If you’re interested in new work boots to wear while splitting wood, we recommend you check out our Haix boots line.
Not only is our Haix line perfect for first responders, but the boot company also offers safety boots ideal for outdoorsmen. Check out our website today and let us know how we can help.