Anti-Slip Boots still Slippery

I wear anti-slip boots but still slip all the time at my brewery. Do I need to get better boots?

The Safety Exchange Says: Breweries are inherently slippery places with their smooth floors, wet surfaces, and changing elevations. Anti-slip boots (remember to inspect the treads) are only part of the solution. Breweries can also install floor coatings that have grit added for extra friction. But even fancy boots and surface coatings won’t turn you into Spiderman.

The best approach is to train yourself to walk smarter: keep your stride shorter, your toes turned outward, and walk with a slight bend in your knees. Look into cleaning products that can remove slimes without leaving a slippery surface. In areas that are regularly wet, find ways to eliminate the source of the liquid or reroute traffic.