June is recognized in the United States as National Safety Month, a time when organizations and individuals come together to raise awareness about safety and implement strategies to prevent workplace accidents.
However, for companies that prioritize the well-being of their employees, every month should be treated as a safety month. Shoes For Crews is a longtime innovator and a leading provider of slip-resistant safety footwear that understands the importance of workplace safety. With our slip-resistant outsoles and diverse range of color, style, and sizing options, Shoes For Crews is instrumental in fostering a safety culture within any organization—and has done so for 150,000+ companies that are household names.
By keeping workers comfortable and safe, we’ve revolutionized the concept of workplace footwear and contributed to the workplace safety of employees since 1984—the year Shoes For Crews’ founder, Stan Smith, created the slip-resistant outsole with the help of his son, Matt.
The Significance of Workplace Safety
Workplace safety should be a top concern for many companies. A safer workplace not only protects employees from accidents and injuries, but also enhances productivity and morale. According to OSHA1, over 1,000 workers die every year because of slip, trip, or fall accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that of the nearly 1.2 million non-fatal work injuries in 2020 -- slip, trip, and fall accidents accounted for nearly 20% of work injuries that resulted in days away from work. 2
Slip-resistant footwear plays a crucial role in reducing such incidents by providing workers with enhanced stability and traction in hazardous environments that standard shoe soles can’t. Since the beginning, Shoes For Crews has proven that by investing in the right footwear, companies can significantly mitigate risks, lower worker’s compensation claims, and ultimately create a safer, happier environment for their employees.
Shoes For Crews: The Pioneer of Slip-Resistant Footwear
In 1984, Shoes For Crews emerged as the pioneer in slip-resistant footwear, revolutionizing workplace safety. (For more on what "slip resistance" is and how Shoes For Crews' tech can keep you safe, learn more here.) Their dedication to excellence and commitment to providing comfortable and effective safety footwear and programs make them the “go-to” choice for organizations across various industries, including healthcare, hospitality, food service, manufacturing and more. The key to Shoes For Crews’ success lies in our proprietary slip-resistant outsole and the variety of styles offered. Each shoe is engineered using advanced technology, frequently updated outsole molding, a meticulous eye toward design enhancements, and near-constant measuring of the materials that perform best in the industries we serve. These outsoles are designed to provide superior traction on slippery surfaces, significantly reducing the risk of slips and falls. This attention to detail translates to less time off work for the potentially injured employee, and lowered worker’s compensation costs stemming from avoidable slips, trips, and falls.
Variety for All Industries and Job Roles
One size does not fit all when it comes to workplace safety footwear. Understanding the unique requirements of different industries and job roles, Shoes For Crews offers a vast array of options to cater to diverse needs. From healthcare professionals to hospitality workers, industrial laborers to retail staff, Shoes For Crews has slip-resistant shoes designed for nearly every work environment and job role. Our extensive range includes athletic styles, dress shoes, clogs, steel toe, and nano-composite safety toe boots, making it easy for companies and employees to find footwear that combines comfort, safety, and style.
Comfortable and Durable Design
Shoes For Crews understands that workplace footwear should be not only safe, but also comfortable and durable. Uncomfortable shoes can lead to fatigue, discomfort, and decreased productivity, while flimsy or poorly constructed footwear can wear out quickly, compromising safety. Therefore, Shoes For Crews prioritizes ergonomic design and uses high-quality materials to create shoes that offer both comfort and durability. With features such as cushioned insoles, arch support, and shock absorption, Shoes For Crews’ footwear ensures that employees can work comfortably and safely for extended periods, reducing the risk of accidents caused by fatigue or discomfort.
Shoes For Crews: A Huge Help in Promoting a Safety Culture
The influence of workplace safety footwear extends beyond an employee’s individual safety; it can potentially shape an organization's entire safety culture. When employers prioritize the safety and well-being of their employees, it sets a powerful example and reinforces the importance of safety in the workplace. By providing employees with slip-resistant footwear from Shoes For Crews, companies are protecting their workforce and demonstrating their commitment to safety. This commitment creates a ripple effect, inspiring employees to adopt safety practices and creating a culture of vigilance and proactivity.
Employee Satisfaction and Retention
Employee satisfaction is a crucial factor in the success of any organization. When employees feel valued and safe, their job satisfaction increases, resulting in higher productivity, improved morale, and reduced turnover. Shoes For Crews contributes to employee satisfaction by offering slip-resistant footwear that prioritizes safety and comfort. By investing in high-quality safety footwear, companies show their dedication to their employees' well-being, leading to a more engaged and committed workforce. This reduces turnover rates and saves companies money associated with recruiting and training new employees. It also is a proven morale booster, with happy employees being more likely to do their best work.
While June may be designated as National Safety Month, it is essential for companies to prioritize safety year-round.
Shoes For Crews has led the charge since 1984, promoting workplace safety by offering slip-resistant footwear that combines functionality, style, and comfort.
With our industry-leading slip-resistant outsoles and extensive range of sizing, color, and industry-specific design options, Shoes For Crews helps companies across industries build and maintain a safety culture.
By prioritizing the well-being of employees, organizations can create an environment where safety is ingrained in every aspect of their operations, resulting in happier, more productive employees and a business that will continue to grow and thrive for years to come.
If you're interested in implementing a safety culture at your business, helping both your employees, their productivity, and your bottom line, feel free to reach out to our safety consultants today to learn more about our Corporate Safety Shoe Program today.
Happy National Safety Month!
1 OSHA SLIPS TRIPS & FALLS HANDOUT | https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/2018-12/fy16_sh-29672-sh6_SlipsTripsFallsHandoutforSafetyCommitteeMeetings.pdf
2 CDC TRAUMATIC OCCUPATIONAL INJURY REPORT | https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/injury/fastfacts.html