Ontario safetytoe ruling means substantial savings for employers:
'Slipp-R'(TM) safetytoe overshoe gets "green light".

TORONTO, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - Clarification by the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) of the position regarding foot protection could mean savings of up to 80%, or $165/per person, annually for domestic employers.

Referring to the outcome of discussions with the MOL, Patrick Smyth, CEO of Safetytoes International Inc (www.safetytoes.com), says employers will now enjoy the same substantial cost savings in providing that protection enjoyed in other competitive markets around the world.

"Until today employers have been misinformed about how best to protect toes. We have been lobbying for this clarity for 3 years now," said Smyth who invented the Slipp-R(TM) safetytoe overshoe. "We've worked hard to raise awareness for the Slipp-R(TM). Now we can say that the Slipp-R(TM) is the equal of any safety shoe in toe protection, and the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) agrees with us.

"Safetytoes International Inc. claims that many workplace risk assessments require only toe protection. Examples include, dock workers, warehouse workers, workers in teaching positions, retail and light manufacturing. Using the Slipp-R(TM) steel toe overshoe instead of expensive safety shoes can reduce safety costs by over 80%. On average, yearly savings of $165 per person can be achieved.

"Until now safety overshoes have been confined to the "visitor shoes" market. What was needed is everything the Slipp-R(TM) has to offer. It's robust, hardwearing and excellent in our freezing weather." Smyth is delighted that his Slipp-R(TM) is made in Ontario. "It's a thrill to help Ontario employers reduce costs and boost our own economy at the same time. Our timing is spot-on. Ontario employers could do with these savings right now. They are significant."

The company has been in the safety business since 1999 and the Slipp-R(TM) sells worldwide. The product was exhibited in October at the National Safety Congress in Orlando and received high praise from the U.S. safety community. The Slipp-R(TM) complies with OSHA regulations in the USA and it was awarded the CE Mark in Europe. The steel toe cap in the Slipp-R(TM)meets all International Standards for toe protection.

The Slipp-R(TM) has a number of other safety related features that can be seen at www.safetytoes.com and a blog with many interesting articles at www.safetytoes.blogspot.com. Slipp-Rs (TM) are 100% rubber and come in eight sizes. The company is a supporter of ethical manufacturing; no child or slave labour is used and it has taken the PVC-Free Pledge.

Safetytoes International Inc. is the global manufacturer and supplier of the Slipp-R(TM) protective footwear.


For further information: For further information: Patrick Smyth, CEO, Safetytoes International Inc., 221 Sheppard Avenue West, North York, Ontario, Canada, M2N 1N2, TEL: (416) 222-3609 ext. 26, Toll Free: 1-800-441-5481 ext. 26, E-Mail: info@safetytoes.com

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