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Safety Footwear Standards Explained

The safety footwear standards are referred to as EN345, EN ISO 20345:2004 and EN
ISO 20345:2007. These standard codes should be looked for when browsing for safety
footwear.

All footwear designed before 2004 and still manufactured today will carry the EN ISO
20345:2004 code. The EN ISO 20345:2007 code is the latest standard for footwear
designed or retested after 2007. This latest standard specifies that all safety footwear
must have toe protection. Safety footwear is rated by category, dependent on the
additional safety features they may have. These categories are represented by a
combination of letters and numbers.

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