A sturdy pair of dielectric footwear is a critical component of PPE, protecting workers in high-voltage environments. Utility workers, repair technicians, and employees in similar industries can all benefit from the full-fledged protection of insulating footwear.
Burlington Safety Laboratory is New Jersey’s most trusted provider of ASTM dielectric shoes, serving Burlington, New Brunswick, Piscataway, Edison, Woodbridge, and Perth Amboy. With over 50 years of experience, we recognize quality and deliver only the best PPE to our New Jersey clients.
Our Dielectric Boots and Footwear
Dielectric materials are those with extremely low conductivity. In other words, they are excellent insulators against electrical current. Rubber is one such material that has extensive applications within the industry, often serving as a flexible and durable insulator.
Dielectric footwear is made from these materials, allowing them to halt current flow before it can reach the wearer’s skin. Should an employee come into contact with a live conductor, dielectric footwear safely returns the current to the ground, preventing a shock. While grounding mats perform a similar function, they provide protection only in a limited area. By contrast, dielectric footwear allows employees to move freely with full protection from high voltages and step and touch potential.
Burlington Safety Laboratories offers two lines of 100% waterproof dielectric boots to protect technicians in hazardous work environments. All of our shoes are fully ASTM-compliant and tested at 20,000 volts. They are hand-layered from premium, ozone-resistant rubber, and cut to fit easily over existing work boots.
Our deep-heel overshoes are designed with the need for mobility in mind. Available in four styles, this shoe features an aggressive tread and a deep heel cavity to lock onto ladders. Options include both overshoes and overboots of varying heights, with or without non-metallic buckles. All varieties further offer a pole-climbing reinforcement patch for maximum stability.
Our standard ASTM dielectric footwear conforms to ASTM F1117 and meets the electrical hazard requirements of ASTM F1116. They are constructed from flexible rubber with a wide opening and nylon lining for easy on/off. Styles include 14″ and 17″ overboots, non-buckle overshoes, and two-buckle overshoes.
Importance of Dielectric Footwear
It is impossible to fully eliminate risk when working in high-voltage environments. Live current can cause burns, shocks, or even electrocution, even without direct contact. In humid environments, especially, current can travel long distances to the ground itself, endangering workers caught in its path. Even powering equipment down does not completely eliminate the risk, as residual current may remain even when equipment is off.
Insulated PPE is the best line of defense for employees working with or near live electrical systems, including low, medium, and high-voltage machinery. Dielectric rubber boots prevent direct contact with the ground, insulating against stray current, step voltage, and accidental contact with live conductors.
Compared to other sources of insulation, dielectric footwear offers several advantages:
- Protection extends to the entire worksite rather than being confined to individual mats
- Technicians can safely climb and mount equipment with slip-proof, puncture-resistant footwear
- Prevents wear on work boots
These benefits make dielectric footwear the ideal solution for diverse applications, including underground repairs and storm restoration. They are especially beneficial for humid or uneven worksites where there may be a greater risk of accidental exposure.
New Jersey Cities We Service
Headquartered in Burlington, New Jersey, Burlington Safety Laboratory proudly serves clients across the state. Our top-serviced cities include:
- New Brunswick
- Perth Amboy
New Jersey’s Leader in Dielectric Boots and Footwear
Dielectric footwear is essential PPE for technicians working near live electrical equipment, including those working underground or on overhead lines. Burlington’s dielectric boots and overshoes are comfortable, waterproof, and rigorously tested at 20k volts. In addition to insulating users from current, they also offer durable anti-slip treads and deep-heel cavities to prevent falls.
At Burlington Safety Laboratory, Inc., we’ve spent over 50 years developing, testing, and distributing insulated PPE. Our solutions are fully ASTM-compliant and subject to the most stringent quality assurance protocols. Our leadership in this field ensures workers are protected even in the most hazardous environments.