Protective boots, overboots and overshoes protect feet from workplace hazards such as chemicals, extreme heat, electricity and falling objects. Chemical-resistant boots provide a barrier against harsh chemicals, oil and water. They have ribbed soles that provide traction on slippery surfaces. Steel-toe general purpose work boots resist punctures, cuts and abrasion. Each boot has a steel plate in the toe that protects the foot from compression and falling objects. Electrical safety boots protect workers from electricity and typically withstand voltage levels up to 600 volts.