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Right shoes prevent injuries; others may cause them

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., April 5, 2012—So-called "toner" or "rocker-bottom" shoes are aggressively marketed. But as far as the workplace is concerned, medical and loss prevention experts warn that employees who wear them may be more prone to accidents on the job because the shoe design—mimicking the heel-to-toe motion of walking on a sandy beach—destabilizes how a person walks.

If you have employees working in toners, consider it an opportunity to talk about your concern for safety.

Best practice anytime: Remind and help employees to wear footwear that is right for your work conditions and right for the weather. Download or order "Wear sensible footwear" materials.

 

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