Have you been unable to do your job because of a foot or toe injury? The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that on average, toe and foot injuries cause employees to miss a week of work.
Many of these injuries may have been preventable. A foot injury study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 75% of the sustained injuries were due to non-compliance. In other words, the employees that sustained injuries weren’t wearing proper footgear.
The report also indicates that only 23% of the injured individuals were wearing safety boots or shoes. Given the 85% that were wearing safety boots and shoes, these individuals were injured due to an object landing on or striking unprotected areas.
On an annual basis, wearing the right foot gear could prevent thousa Continue reading