Wilkuro Safety Toes Inc.

Wilkuro Safety Toes Inc.

August 09, 2011 08:00 ET

Wilkuro Safety Toes Steel Toe Overshoe Receives CSA Grade 1 Certification

First Safety Overshoe Product to Pass Certification by the Canadian Standards Association

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2011) - Wilkuro Safety Toes, a provider of temporary safety toe protection, has become the first safety overshoe manufacturer to receive CSA Grade 1 Certification: toe protection only, where there is not a requirement for puncture protection.

Since inventing the slip on safety overshoe in 1985, Wilkuro has led the market in cost-effective toe protection for visitors. On July 29th, 2011, Wilkuro became the first in this category to receive certification for its steel toe overshoes.

George Kuropas and Jack Wilson, co-founders of Wilkuro Safety Toes said, "We are pleased at the foresight of CSA to acknowledge the need for a standard. We have recently seen a number of imitations coming to market with poorly attached steel toes, which could cause a safety issue."

The products bearing the CSA marking will begin to be shipped within the coming months; however, all Wilkuro steel toe overshoe products sold after July 29th, 2011 are CSA Certified. Customers can download the certification documents from www.wilkuro.com.

The product is available for sale throughout Canada and the US through a network of distributors. To find a distributor near you, please call 1 800 289 8603.

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 www.wilkuro.com. Wilkuro Safety Toes is an ISO 9001:2000 registered firm.

Contact Information

  • Wilkuro Safety Toes Inc.
    George Kuropas
    (905) 761-0461 or
    Toll Free in North America: 1 (800) 289-8603

    Wilkuro Safety Toes Inc.
    John Wilson
    (905) 761-0461 or
    Toll Free in North America: 1 (800) 289-8603
    media@wilkuro.com
    www.wilkuro.com