If you've been tasked with overhauling a boot and shoe program (or even starting one from scratch), you've been given an incredible amount of responsibility. With this responsibility, opens the opportunity to help your workers be safer, minimize your company's nonessential costs and to learn the ins and outs of boot safety regulations.
That being said, you're not alone in this venture. We've created a step-by-step, free guide to help you. Whether you are assessing an existing program or starting from ground zero, this new guidebook can help.
Here's a sneak peek of the expert tips and tricks you'll find inside:
Why a Boot and Shoe Program Matters
Did you know that in the U.S., there are approximately 90,000 foot and ankle injuries in the private industry? These specific injuries make up 10% of all total workplace injuries and illnesses, which mean serious costs for your business in workers' compensation.
In addition, 80% of all footwear injuries are caused by an object that weighs less than 30 pounds! That's right--even if your teams are not dealing with heavy tools or equipment, they're still highly at-risk for these foot injuries.
Step-by-Step Solution for Your Boot and Shoe Program
In the guide, you'll get in-depth detail on each step in this process, including how specific OSHA regulations map to each step. This approach will help you clearly follow the path to a successful boot and shoe program for your teams that also keeps your business in complete compliance.
Step 1: The Initial Walk-through
This section will include shoe attributes and options, lay out possible styles (with photos) and teach you exactly how to read ASTM labels.
Step 2: Find Footwear In Step With Function
Next, you'll learn 9 questions you need to ask to assess your current program and your vision for the future--based on things like your office size, locations and industry.
Step 3: Stomp Down on Costs
Here, we'll walk through the breakdown of boot and shoe program costs (including fees) and exactly how a program like this can help you save. We'll also explore your supplier options and how you can cut down on your management time by using a digital tracking system.
Step 4: Kickoff and Run Your Program
The name here is pretty self-explanatory! In this section, you'll learn how to not only successfully roll out your new program but also get buy-in from your executives and your team through thorough training.
Step 5: Tying up the Loose Ends
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