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Descriptions of All Features
Maximum toe room for comfort provides the ultimate in protection and ergonomic benefit. Structured steel cap is capable of withstanding over 2500 lbs. compression and 75 lbs. of impact as detailed below. All of our safety toe styles meet or exceed ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 impact and compression specifications.
ALLOY LITE SAFETY TOE CAP
Nautilus Safety Footwear is proud to include the latest technology of Alloy Lite safety toe caps to its already stellar line-up of safety toe products— traditional steel toe styles and non- metallic composite toe styles. Utilizing a combination of metals to create a resilient, yet lightweight, protective toe cap, our new Alloy Lite technology provides you the same remarkable comfort and ASTM 2413-05 I-75 C/75 protection at 1/3 less the weight of a traditional steel toe cap. Lightweight and stylish, these styles are fresh new additions to the outstanding safety footwear offerings you’ve come to rely on from Nautilus Safety Footwear.
COMPOSITE SAFETY TOE CAP
Our composite toe caps feature space age molded polymer composite technology. Ergolite composite toe caps add our unique ballistic mesh for additional strength in a thinner toe. The weight of both of these toes is 1/3 less than traditional steel toe. These protective shells are made of non-conductive material which does not transmit heat or cold or activate metal detectors. They are non-magnetic and static free. Our unique design dissipates impact and meets or exceeds ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 impact and compression specifications.
ERGOLITE: Composite Toe Technology
First in the market, our Ergolite composite toe is thinner than traditional composite toes with a ballistic mesh and carbon fiber for added strength.
• One third lighter than steel toe
• Non-conductive to heat and cold
• Will not set off metal detectors.
All of Footwear Specialties products exceed all testing requirements for protective footwear impact and compression resistance. Protective footwear must pass two tests for impact and compression established by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Under the Class 75 test for impact, a shoe must withstand a 75 lb. impact with 12.7 mm (0.50 in.) clearance for men’s and 11.9 mm (0.468 in.) for women’s. Under the Class 75 test for compression, a shoe must withstand 2500 lbs. of compression while maintaining at least 12.7 mm (0.50 in.) for men’s and 11.9 mm (0.468 in.) for women’s.
All Nautilus and Avenger Safety Footwear ESD products provide lightweight, comfortable support while dissipating the electrical static that naturally builds up in our bodies through every day activities. This static electricity can create workplace hazards, including creating flammability issues and destroying sensitive electrical components in clean room, manufacturing and hospital environments.
Our athletically-inspired 3-part construction provides all components necessary to create superior ESD footwear by dispersing electricity out of the body:
• Electricity carried through the perspiration on the feet first meets with our anti-fatigue, polyurethane insole which contains ESD threads to direct the electricity out of the body.
• The bottoms of our insoles are coated with “ESD Glue” which is an additional conductor.
• An EVA midsole creates maximum comfort and contains supplementary ESD threads, further moving static electricity out of the body.
• This static electricity finally encounters our rubber outsole, which is treated with carbon to act as a grounding agent and dissipates the static electricity.
Our patent pending design meets or exceeds all ESD requirements as set forth by ASTM 2413-05 which requires that shoes must offer an electrical resistance of greater than 1, but less than 100 megohms. All Nautilus products perform in the 2-10 megohm range required by sophisticated electronics industry companies. .
All Nautilus and Avenger Safety Footwear Electrical Hazard (EH) styles are designed, constructed and manufactured with non-conductive electric shock resistant soles and heels so that the footwear outsole provides a secondary source of electric shock resistance protection to the wearer against the hazards from incidental contact with live electrical circuits, electrically energized conductors, parts, or apparatus. This footwear is designed to be worn in dry environments only. Exposure to a wet or humid environment will adversely affect or invalidate the protective properties of the footwear.
The protective outsole provides a grounding system which intentionally creates a low-resistance path that connects to the earth protecting the wearer against the buildup of voltages that could cause an electrical accident or shock.
All Nautilus products which bear the EH symbol, provide protection against open electrical circuits of 14,000 volts at 60 Hz for 1 minute with no current flow or leakage current in excess of 3.0 mA under dry conditions and meet or exceed all ASTM 2413-05, Section 5.5 requirements.
NO EXPOSED METAL
Nautilus “No Exposed Metal” shoes are designed so no exposed component of the shoe will scratch or mark any working surfaces offering less risk of damage to them. Utilizing slip-on styles or self eyelets of leather, nylon or plastic, these styles offer great design, safety toe protection and peace-of-mind for employers.
Our Metatarsal Guard styles offer maximum flexibility, comfort and durability. Our light-duty Nautilus Metatarsal Guard features hinged construction and a long-wearing toe wrap to offer the ultimate in protection and wearability. The Avenger Internal Metatarsal Guard provides heavier duty protection including high heat outsole protection to 600° F. All FSI Metatarsal Guards meet or exceed ASTM 2413-05 Section 5.3 specifications.
Recognizing that some workplaces, particularly food processing plants, have strict safety requirements due to the wet and slippery walking and working environment, it is required (for reimbursement) by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (a division of USDA) that safety footwear in these environments have a slip resistant outsole, per OSHA Title 29, Section 1910.136 standards. All Avenger Safety Footwear products which bear the Easy Clean icon meet or exceed all OSHA’s requirements including an oily/wet slip resistance rating of 0.54, over double the recommended industrial standard of 0.25. In addition, they also have channels large enough to easily clean away excess food substances which can reduce the effectiveness of the slip-resistant sole. These Avenger products offer simple styling, handsome leathers, ASTM 2413-05 standards, and peace-of-mind against slip-and-trip accidents for employees and employers alike.
Our interlock sole has a tread design which channels water, oil, and other slippery substances away from the outsole’s interlocked lugs to create superior grip. While there are no government regulations currently creating slip resistant standards, according to an independent testing laboratory, a surface that produces a minimum dry or wet slip resistance value of 0.5 is classified slip resistant and U.S. Footwear sources often quote a value of 0.25 as a good safety margin for solings tested on contaminated surfaces such as oil, greasy, oil/wet, etc. All our slip resistant styles meet or exceed current industry recognized guidelines.
HOSPITALITY SLIP RESISTANCE
All rubber outsoles with tread designs offer slip resistance by channeling water, oil, and other slippery substances away from the outsoles tread pattern to create superior grip. While there are no government regulations currently creating slip resistant standards, many safety directors are now requiring that industrial footwear meet certain standards of slip resistance in order to increase safety and reduce “slip and trip” accidents in the workplace.
Our unique Skidbuster interlock sole has a tread design which dramatically increases the slip resistancy factor in wet workplace conditions, whether from oil, water, or other slick materials and surfaces. Our Skidbuster products, when tested at an independent testing laboratory, produce a slip resistance with ratings that exceed 0.77 when tested on dry and wet surfaces on the Mark II Testing Machines. On an oily/wet surface, the rating for all our Skidbuster soles is 0.40. U.S. Footwear sources cite “slip and trip” accidents in the hospitality industry as the #1 workplace accident. According to U.S. Footwear sources, a hospitality slip resistant rating of 0.50 on dry/wet surfaces or 0.25 on surfaces contaminated with oily/wet substances, would be considered slip resistance.