It’s up to you – the employer – to encourage staff to wear slip resistant footwear. Sturdy shoes are essential in improving safety and reducing injuries in the workplace. Sure, you can ask people to wear proper footwear, but the trouble with that is many voluntary programs have insufficient guidelines and low participation rates. These factors breed a hazardous environment for your clients and consumers. If you’re not sure how you can promote a shoe policy, consider one of Shoe for Crew’s corporate shoe program options that have procured concrete results.
Businesses that asked employees to pay 100 percent of shoe costs through payroll deductibles saw between 20 to 40 percent participation, which resulted in a 16 to 32 percent slip-and-fall cost reduction. Companies that paid a percentage of the shoe cost saw between 55 to 70percent participation rates and 40 to 55 percent slip-and-fall cost reduction.
Companies that paid 100 percent of safety footwear cost for employees saw the best results.They experienced between 90 to 100 percent participation and had a 72 to 80 percent slip-and-fall cost reduction.
If you’d like to protect your employees from injuries resulting from slips and falls in the workplace, consider deploying one of the aforementioned shoe programs. While having a partial-reimbursement plan in place is better than no plan at all, remember that companies that covered the cost of footwear entirely saw maximum benefits.
Save your business and staff money and time by investing in slip resistant technology that can protect everyone from the get go.