Prior to entering into our partnership with SFC in September 2013, slip and fall workplace accidents represented approximately 60% of our Workers Compensation injuries. Being in a Housekeeping and Dining Services industry within a health care facility environment, we were looking to improve this situation. After implementing the program, slip and fall accidents were almost negligible in 2014 and that trend has continued to date. In addition, because of our employees being more safety conscious as a result of the shoes, our total number of accidents was cut by nearly 50%. We found that the cost of providing the free shoes to the employees was one of our benefits that was most appreciated by them. In addition, our annual cost to provide the shoes was recaptured by receiving a credit to our WC insurance premium for having a policy in place that required our employees to wear slip resistant shoes. As a result, we are now able to provide SFC shoes to all of our employees on an annual basis, at little or no cost. We greatly value our relationship with SFC, as we believe they are truly interested in assisting Felder Services in providing a safe workplace environment. It is a true partnership whereby both parties benefit.
- - David C. Perez - HR Director,