FOOT-RELATED PROBLEMS COST COMPANIES MONEY! According to OSHA, a cushioned, size-specific arch support can profoundly reduce health care costs for both workers and employers! Over 80% of the U.S. Industrial workforce experiences foot pain or lower leg problems as a result of the continuous pressure from standing on hard surfaces all day. Over time, this pressure can lead to painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, which is associated with heel pain and affects and estimated two million people each year! Clinical studies have shown that shoe inserts reduce foot and back pain for people who stand for long periods of time, which can help your staff become more productive. Low back pain is the second leading reason employees are absent from work–second only to upper respiratory infection. OSHA reports that PREVENTION is much less costly than treatment, and an effective safety and health program can save your company up to $6.00 for every $1.00 you invest! Ask your Human Resources Director to contact your local Good Feet Store to learn how our arch supports can improve productivity, safety–and morale!
Bring your work shoes in to your local Good Feet store to talk to a Certified Arch Support Fitter about an Arch Support System that’s right for you. We’ll talk to you about the things you do and the shoes you wear, and we’ll work to help you find a solution that works for you. We’ll see you soon!
* OSHA Health & Safety. Waco April 2005 Volume 74, Issue 4
*AMPA Work Related Injuries and Use of Arch Supports 1983