Foot aches and pains are among the most common complaints, but in a work environment where walking and standing on hard surfaces is common, the issue can become much larger and potentially lead to health and safety issues for workers. Foot fatigue among workers can lead to distracted working and contribute to safety issues like slips, trips and falls. These types of incidents account for 67% of all WSIB claims. So how do you help reduce foot strain and fatigue on the job? One of the answers: insoles.
Insoles are one of the most underrated methods to help workers reduce foot, leg and back strain and can become an important part of your employee health & safety program. When workers wear insoles they get an additional layer of comfort, shock absorption and support, specifically for the arch of the foot. Because feet are the foundation of the body, wearing insoles can help relieve foot, leg and back strain and help reduce the overall risk of MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders). And less strain and pain can improve the productivity of employees.
As one customer of ours said: These insoles make my work boots feel like I'm walking on a cloud. They've reduced my back and hip pain to the point that I'm doing extra work.
Whether you are an employee or an employer, there are many benefits to workers wearing insoles and should be considered as part of any health & safety program.
- Insoles are more effective than anti-fatigue floor matting because the support and comfort of insoles stay with the worker wherever they go.
- Insoles can be customized to the individual’s needs vs. floor matting which is a one-size-fits-all solution for all workers.
- Insoles give balance to the arch of your feet, improve posture and stabilize overall stride which will reduce leg, knee and back strain.
- Workers will feel the benefits of wearing insoles quickly
Mister Safety Shoes carries a high-quality range of insoles designed to help workers stay comfortable and supported on the job.
At Mister Safety Shoes, we are committed to helping improve the health, safety and comfort of workers. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or contact our business solutions team if you are looking for a safety footwear program for your company.