My feet are killing me!

ArticleinOccupational health & safety (Waco, Tex.) 81(4):28, 30 · April 2012with14 Reads
Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Randy DeVaul shares his views on the significance of implementing foot safety measures in workplaces. He states that a number of significant factors need to be considered to ensure the use of protective footwear in workplaces. Knowing that a hazard exists will provide clear guidance to implement a policy around wearing protective footwear. Common injuries for no or inadequate footwear include crushed or amputated toes or feet, punctures, cuts, burns, shock or electrocution, and sprains, strains, and fractures. It is essential to remember that one type of sole is unable to work for every situation in the workplace, as slips and falls rank high among the cause of injuries. Identifying the one type that works the best overall or by Identifying the one type that works the best overall or by and fall hazards. Protective footwear is tested with a number of criteria, such as impact and compression, puncture, heat, cuts, electrically conductive, static, and traction.