Foot injuries are among the most prevalent incidents in the workplace, with overexertion listed as the No. 11 most frequently reported injury, and slips and trips as the second. The effects are staggering: complications resulting from overexertion account for nearly $13.6 billion in benefits costs per year and slipping/tripping leading to body trauma, further medical complications and muscle injuries.
Employees who suffer from an accident in the workplace may miss work entirely, experience lower productivity and comfort or increase expenditures in health benefits. Safety managers must avoid these hazardous and costly risks by implementing solutions that minimize danger and promote overall health and wellness for employees, which starts with the feet.