Work safety boots can be a lifesaver when you’re on the road with your laptop and phone, but if you’re in the classroom, the odds are you’re already doing something to reduce your exposure to risk.
There are lots of products and technologies out there for people who want to do their job safely, but they’re often expensive and not widely available to everyone.
But Dickies has a solution: a new pair of work safety boots.
These are designed to reduce exposure to the elements and keep students’ feet from getting hurt in the office and in the car.
The company has teamed up with the nonprofit Global Zero to produce the product.
“The new Dickies footwear is made with our Eco-Seal technology, which uses a proprietary fabric to prevent the transmission of chemicals such as petroleum, dioxins and other toxic substances to students and employees,” the company says on its website.
“By using our Eco Seal technology, the boots reduce the risk of these hazardous chemicals entering the workplace and impacting students and others in the school community.”
Dickies shoes have also been tested in school settings, with the company saying that its boots “have proven themselves to be very effective for reducing the risk to students.”
The shoes have been available for purchase since October, and Dickies says that they’ve seen “significant positive impacts” on student safety.
Students are getting more comfortable using the new Dickys shoes and are getting used to wearing them, says John H. Brown, Vice President for Education and Global Zero, in a statement.
“These new Dicky work boots are an important first step toward helping to protect our students from the risks of hazardous workplace environments,” Brown says.
“It’s important that our school community has access to safety gear that they can rely on, but the technology that Dickies provides is one that is being used in classrooms to help make our schools safer.”
It’s the second time that Dickys has collaborated with Global Zero.
The first shoe was a collaboration between the organization and Dickys that was aimed at improving students’ performance in the workplace.
The new Dickie shoes are a step forward, says Michael J. Ruppel, Global Zero’s Vice President of Education.
“This collaboration between Global Zero and Dicky marks a new, more efficient way to get students up to speed on their work safety training, which can help them work safely and protect themselves in the event of an accident or injury.”
For students who are getting the most out of the Dickies shoe, the company’s offer is certainly worth it.
Dickies, which is based in New Jersey, was founded in 2006 and has over 400 employees across 15 states.
Its mission is to be the premier provider of high-quality work safety footwear for the American workplace.
“We believe that our employees should have the tools and tools to be successful in today’s world, and that means they should have access to safe and effective workplace protective equipment,” the site reads.
“And that’s why we’re proud to be a part of Global Zero.”