• Safety Shoes

    on Nov 17th, 2017

Some jobs require their employees to wear special protective footwear. Protective footwear is designed to help keep your feet from physical hazards like heat or cold, falling objects, sharp objects and slippery surfaces. They can also help prevent severe injuries from corrosive chemicals. These shoes are important for an employee’s foot health and safety. It is also important for an employer to be sure that their employees are wearing the proper safety shoes. These safety shoes can save tons of money in medical bills, workers compensation and lawsuits. No company wants to suffer from something that would have been easily avoidable. In the same breath, no employee wants to sustain pain or an injury that they could have prevented.

How to select the right kind of protective shoes?

First, it is important to consider your work environment. If you work for an oil company, anti-slip shoes are important. If you work in a warehouse with a lot of machinery, then steel toed boots may be key. If you are unsure you can always ask your employer what kind of proper footwear is required. Each employer should have special specifications to provide to you if your work does require the use of safety shoes.

How Should They Fit?

Protective work footwear should fit just as comfortably as regular leisure footwear. If these shoes do not fit they can cause plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, or tired feet. Although these aren’t direct workplace injuries they can be serious problems for your feet. New protective work shoes should provide support, cushion, and shock absorption as well as protect your feet as required. Before wearing them to work, wear them around the house for a few days to be sure they fit well.

Still having a hard time picking the right work shoe? Have new employees that are not properly educated on the importance of safety shoes in the workplace? Is your work environment complicated and now you are unsure whether or not your safety shoes will suffice? Call Dr. Howard M. Kimmel of Buckeye Foot Care in Brook Park, Willoughby, Cleveland, and Elyria, Ohio can help. Call 440-367-8773 or book an appointment online today. At Buckeye Foot Care your feet come first.

 

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