How the basis of your success lies in the foot health of your employees - occupational safety and health protection

How the basis of your success lies in the foot health of your employees

All companies know that their employees are the basis of their success. Hardworking, innovative, motivated, organized, happy and healthy employees are essential to a company that thrives, grows and outperforms the competition.

Nurturing these employee qualities and happiness is simple – focus on the health of their feet, the foundation of their body.

The Painful Problem

From distribution, delivery, warehousing, light and heavy industry, maintenance and more; Many jobs and positions require standing all day, some in a stationary position and others in constant motion. Various studies show possible adverse effects on the body from 5 or more uninterrupted hours on your feet.

The resulting persistent lower body muscle fatigue can increase the risk of long-term back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Overuse and bodyweight pressure can lead to Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs), which account for 60% of work-related injuries, such as: B. Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Arch and Heel Pain, Metatarsalgia, Shin Splints and more.

Standing or sitting for long periods of time can lead to poor circulation, which causes fatigue and cognitive symptoms, especially when other health conditions such as diabetes and obesity are present. This reduced blood flow increases the likelihood of painful discomfort from a life-threatening blood clot, either deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), as well as memory loss and difficulty concentrating.

Employees who experience fatigue and pain are less productive and less aware. Pain causes them to move more slowly, get less done, and can lead to distraction errors and injuries. Employees who are not feeling well may be irritated and hurt more easily, be a bad influence on other employees, and be more likely to cancel work.

As a result, industrial companies are assessing the stresses of their work environment, conducting risk assessments and health screening, and have implemented employee health programs in hopes of counteracting the adverse effects and boosting morale and productivity.