Chipotle reduced slips and falls by 59% with Shoes For Crews

Chipotle says its corporate shoe policy through Shoes For Crews has been a boon in many ways. Share this article

Food and beverage industry employees are prone to slips, trips and falls at work, which hinders both individuals and the company. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STFs often result in lost workdays, reduced productivity and expensive worker compensation claims. Luckily, reducing the risk of workplace injuries is possible with a corporate shoe policy.

Here’s a testimonial provided by Executive Director, Safety, Security and Risk at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Timothy Spong:

“In 2007, we tested Shoes For Crews in our restaurants for the first time and did a nationwide rollout in 2008. Our program is one in which we provide the Crewguard overshoes free of charge to our restaurant employees. We augment that free overshoe program by giving our restaurant level employees the option of purchasing Shoes for Crews slip-resistant shoes via a payroll deduction program.

“Count me a big fan of

Shoes For Crews.”

Given that we operate a large number (1,800) of company-owned restaurants, we have a broad claims history, and what we’ve found in terms of our results is remarkable. Prior to the 2007 rollout, slip and falls accounted for 33 percent of our claims frequency and 38 percent of our claims dollars. The results of the nationwide rollout were immediate and remarkable: within two years of the rollout, we experienced a 59 percent reduction in the per-restaurant frequency of slips and falls, and today slip and falls account for only 8 percent to 10 percent of our claim frequency and claims dollars. The program takes some accounting, legal and IT work on the front end to set up, but the results in terms of restaurant safety are well worth the time and effort that it took to put the program in place. We’ve made Shoes for Crews a part of our culture at Chipotle and our restaurant teams appreciate the safer work environment that has been a result of this successful and longstanding partnership. Count me a big fan of Shoes For Crews: there are not many easy home runs for restaurant safety out there, but Shoes For Crews is one of them.”

A corporate shoe policy can reduce workman's compensation claims. A corporate shoe policy can reduce workman’s compensation claims.

If your company is interested in a corporate shoe policy, Shoes For Crews has many programs that may suit your needs. Providing employees with slip-resistant footwear is an easy solution to preventing accidents, missed work days and workman’s compensation claims.

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