Canadians can now know for sure what truly passes our rigourous testing standards and what does not. It is going to be so much easier for Canadian businesses to make the right choice of PPE gear to protect their temporary workers and visitors.
Buffalo, NY and Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 09, 2011
Bottomline Safety Inc., a distributor of the original Wilkuro Safety Toes slip on safety shoes is excited to announce the Wilkuro Safety Toe, sold online through BottomlineSafety.ca, is now CSA Certified and therefore acceptable in all parts of Canada for over the shoe toe protection where puncture protection is not required.
Since inventing the slip on safety overshoe in 1985, Wilkuro has led the market in cost-effective toe protection for visitors. The Wilkuro Safety Toe is the first product in this category to receive certification.
“We are thrilled that the Canadian Standards Association has had the foresight to offer certification to the safety overshoe product category. We have always known that the Wilkuro Safety Toe passed the CSA drop tests, but it is fantastic to be able to offer this seal on the product to give true peace of mind to the customer and ultimately, the wearer,” said Kathleen Reed, president of Bottomline Safety Inc., a Newmarket, Ontario headquartered personal protective equipment supplier serving the United States and Canada.
She added, “With the onslaught of competing products entering the market from abroad, it is wonderful that Canadians can now know for sure what truly passes the Canadian Standards Association's rigorous testing and what does not. It is going to be so much easier for Canadian businesses to make the right choice of PPE gear to help protect their temporary workers and visitors."
In spite of the product being widely used in the US and Europe, since its acceptance by OSHA and SATRA respectively in the 1990s, Canadian companies had been hesitant to adopt the product due to the lack of the CSA certification.
Product will begin bearing the CSA blue rectangle marking to indicate a Grade 1 protective toe without sole puncture protection gradually over the coming months. However, all Wilkuro steel-toed safety toes product sold after July 29, 2011 are Grade 1 CSA certified. The certification is available for download at http://www.bottomlinesafety.com.
Grade 1 protective toe withstands impacts up to 125 Joules, which is comparable to a 22.7 kg (50lb) weight dropped from 0.6 m. The Grade 1 toe protection is suitable for industrial work environments not requiring puncture protection.
The Wilkuro Safety Toe is manufactured in Canada in an ISO 9001 quality controlled facility and has passed numerous safety tests including: CSA Standard-Z195-09, ASTM International (ASTM F 2412-05) and ANSI Z41 PT91 Class 75. It is also an excellent non-slip shoe cover.
For current competitive pricing in Canadian Dollars, please visit http://www.bottomlinesafety.ca
About Bottomline Safety
Bottomline Safety is committed to providing high quality, cost-effective, safety solutions “from the ground up”. We believe that safe work solutions—for even casual employees and visitors—are integral to a strong bottom line. Based just north of Toronto, Ontario, Bottomline Safety brings cost-effective safety products to the masses. Please visit http://www.bottomlinesafety.com for additional information. Bottomline Safety is a 100% woman-owned business and is a division of Big Vox Marketing Inc.
About Wilkuro Safety Toes
Wilkuro Safety Toes provides CSA Certified occasional toe protection at an affordable price. The Wilkuro Safety Toe overshoe is an alternative to steel toe shoes for casual or temporary workers, salespeople, executives, or any other person who enters an area where toe protection is required. Founded in 1985, Wilkuro Safety Toes Inc. of Concord, Ontario has focused on toe protection since its inception. The company sells exclusively to a global network of distributors and its products can be found in use at many Fortune 500 companies. The Wilkuro® brand safety toe has been accepted by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Health and Safety Administration; it passes the ASTM 2413-05 Performance Requirements; ANSI's Class I/75 and Class C/75 Toe Compression and Toe Impact Requirements; and the European Union's SATRA testing for CE marking. For supporting documents and test statistics, see http://www.wilkuro.com. Wilkuro Safety Toes is an ISO 9001:2000 registered firm.
Wilkuro Safety Toes and the Wilkuro logo are trademarks of Wilkuro Safety Toes Inc. Bottomline Safety is a trademark of Big Vox Marketing Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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