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.