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September 24, 2013

How to Protect Your Feet from Workplace Injuries


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Do your feet ever hurt? The human foot and ankle contain 26 bones, 33 joints and more than a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. So, it's no wonder injuries to the foot can be especially painful - and slow to heal if you work on your feet all day. That's why properly fit and protective footwear is so important on the job.

A recent post at the SafetySmart blog identifies common workplace foot injuries as:
  • Struck by a falling object. Even a lightweight object can cause a painful injury to a foot.
  • Run over by moving equipment such as a handcart or pallet jack.
  • Stepping on a sharp object. Nails sticking out of boards and broken glass are common examples.
  • Struck by a tool such as a power saw.

  • The post goes on to give suggestions for avoiding foot injury. It's a good read for anyone who works on their feet.

    2 comments:

    1. Yeah my foot hurts sometimes but I manage it just to complete my working hours. Thank you anyway for sharing this. It's a big help :)

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    2. Injuries are very much common in every workplace. What we need is to concern about all facts and findings. Every person has their own problems, but really feet problems are very big and painful sometimes. In that case first aid plays an important role. So for more about this visit here-http://www.personalinjuryclaimsspecialists.co.uk/blog/first-aid-training-at-work/

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