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You remember your mom telling you to wear your galoshes when it rained, and take them off before you came inside. Mom's principles hold true in the workplace as well. As the name implies, shoe covers are personal protective equipment designed to be put on over regular work boots or shoes to keep hazardous substances from contaminating a worker or the work site. Made from a variety of materials such as rubber or Tyvek, shoe covers are disposable to prevent the spread of hazardous materials, dirt, grime, grease oil, beyond the contaminated area in a work site.