Chapter Meeting

Posted: Sep 22, 2017

  • January 3, 2018
    7:00 am - 8:45 am

Topic: The Ins and Outs of Safety Footwear

We say safety footwear because steel and composite toe are included but what’s the difference and what are the advantages for each? Have you ever heard any of these questions or concerns about safety footwear? I don’t want to wear “steel toe shoes” they will cut my toes off! Steel-toed boots are more dangerous to your toes than normal boots when a heavy weight is dropped on them! It has a hard toe, is that a safety shoe? Rob will not only explain exactly what a designation like ASTM F2413-11, M I/75 C/75 Mt75 1 means, he will also explain how the compression and impact tests are done. Additionally, Rob will discuss the difference between Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) and Electrical Hazard (EH) footwear and the difference between Composite Toe and Steel Toe Caps. Time permitting, Rob will talk about footwear construction as well as how to fit yourself into safety footwear.

Speaker: Rob Osborne, Honeywell Safety Products 

Rob Osborne is a Territory Sales Manager in Footwear for Honeywell Safety Products, covering the Western United States.  Rob has been in Industrial Footwear for almost 20 years starting his career at EJ Footwear, then Lehigh Safety Shoes, Rocky Shoes and boots, and currently Honeywell. When Rob is not a shoe dog helping companies keep their people safe from slip, trips and falls as well as drops and foot smashes, he likes spending time with his family, camping, serving on his city’s Planning Commission and gardening. Rob is a train nut, and is currently working on his own garden railroad in his backyard. Rob is married, has 3 boys, and lives in the Salt Lake City area.

$13 per person, Cash/Check/Credit/debit cards accepted/$5 Student Members of ASSE/$5 Emeritus Members of ASSE



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