Foot Care - Your Feet at Work
Productive workers depend on their ability to use feet safely, with ease and comfort.
When your job requires you to stand on your feet for long periods, work in potentially hazardous areas or with potentially hazardous materials, you have some risk of foot injury. You can do a lot to prevent injuries by keeping your feet healthy and following safe work practices.
In any given year, there are about 120,000 job-related foot injuries, one-third of them toe injuries, according to the National Safety Council.
Off-the-job, follow simple foot care techniques.
On-the-job, you should develop safe work habits and attitudes. This includes wearing protective footwear when appropriate. Only one out of four victims of job-related foot injury wear any type of safety shoe or boot, according to the National Safety Council. The remaining three either are unaware of the benefits of protective footwear or complain about it.