How Does Footwear Have an Effect on Workplace Injury?
Safe-Work Australia (2014/15) reports that 90.0% of work injuries/disease is musculoskeletal related and the lower limb accounts for approximately 25% of these MSK injuries! Costing the economy ~$937m for lost time.
A simple way we can reduce the incidence of workplace injuries such SPRAINS or BUNIONS (ladies you heard me?) WEAR THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR! The right footwear isn’t just instrumental in fulfilling job duties, it’s a PARAMOUNT part of injury prevention and comfort. It is up to us as health professionals to educate all job sectors (especially construction/retail workers).