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A Quick Guide to Healthy Feet

Each day we rely on our feet to get us where we need to go, and often we don’t think twice about it. Whether we’re standing for hours on end, walking around, working or even resting, our feet are constantly supporting us. They do so much for us, but how much do we really know about them? We’ve compiled some of our best information on feet, and how to take care of them. Read on to check it out!

What Is MaxTrax®?

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a slip resistant outsole? With our patented SR Max MaxTrax outsole, it features a unique tread design, flexible and soft rubber compound, and is featured on many styles we offer from brands such as Skechers, Dansko, Rockport Works, and Reebok. While you’re constantly protected on the job and wearing the sole that “Works Where You Work”, there is no need to worry about a slip and fall accident on the job.

12 Safety Tips For Any Industry

Warehouses, foundries, construction sites and factories can be some of the most dangerous places to work when it comes to accidents and injury: large and moving machinery such as forklifts, carrying heavy loads such as pallets and heavy equipment can be hazardous for you and your workers. Check out our 12 Tips for Safety and get inspired to help make your own work environments safer and more productive

Tips for Keeping Your Feet Warm on the Job

hroughout most of the country, the weather is getting colder by the week, and soon (if it hasn’t happened already) the snow, ice, sludge will begin to descend upon thousands of cities and towns. For some, this time of year is magical. Chances are those people aren’t working all day in those conditions. You may even work in an environment that requires you to stand in a large freezer for hours on end. Whatever the case may be, these tips are sure to help.

Tips to Keep You Safe at Your Warehouse Job

Slippery surfaces, extremely hot or cold climates, and potential hazards around every corner. If that description sums up your job conditions, chances are you work in a warehouse. As a manager or employee, you are more than aware of the risks that come with the job. In fact, a warehouse is one of the most dangerous places to work. But you can help reduce the potential for accidents in the workplace just by following some simple safety advice.

Top Safety Tips for Cafeteria Workers

Back to school isn’t just for the kiddos. For the past month or so, Cafeteria workers have also been heading back to school to serve hundreds upon thousands of students every day. And just like any other kitchen, cafeterias can be full of hazards if you aren’t paying attention. Check out these tips to keep yourself and coworkers safe in the kitchen this school year:

Shoe Requirements for Hospitality Workers

Did you know that one slip and fall accident can lead to sprained ankles and other (possibly more severe) injuries? For this reason, slip resistant footwear with plenty of support is a must. We recommend shoes with a padded insoles as well to help with the constant pressure you’re putting on your feet by using them all day. It’s important that you only bust your tail figuratively, not literally.

Which Shoe Program is Right for My Company?

Enforcing a slip-resistant shoe program isn’t always at the top of a store manager or company owner’s priority list. As the supervisor, you might be putting a shoe program off because you think it would present you and your company with unexpected challenges such as embarking on the quest to find the perfect slip-resistant shoe for everyone, or simply because you just don’t know where to begin planning for a shoe program and which one would best suit your company. While the thought of adding a shoe program to your company may seem intimidating, we promise it’s not as bad as it seems. Shoe programs are implemented and set in place to make sure that all employees are protected on the job when it comes to slip-resistant footwear. Let us take the guess work out of this for you. Here are three outlines of our most common types of slip resistant shoe programs.

Top Exercises to Do While Standing at a Workstation

Not everyone has time in their day to go to the gym after work or on their break. Demanding lives lead to our time being given up for other, more important things, like a job. Luckily, the state of our health doesn’t have to go with it. As most people know, standing around all day at a workstation can be tiring. Standing there for hours on end in your slip-resistant shoes without really getting to move your legs can be even more tiring, and painful on top of that.

How to Care for your Leather Work Boots

While leather is as tough as nails, it’s also skin. This means that it can crack, stain, warp, etc. That’s why it is important to take care of your leather work boots and make sure that they get the maximum amount of wear and tear that they can handle. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep your leather work boots up to snuff for work.

Socking It

You should remain mindful that the perfect sock for working conditions should be made of:
A synthetic fiber to wick away moisture. Be thick enough to provide a barrier between the foot and sole of the shoe for maximum comfort. Fit to your specific arch type to guarantee a proper fit.

How to Start a Shoe Program

For some employees, getting to a store to get slip-resistant footwear isn’t an easy task. Between getting to the shoe store, confirming that the shoes are slip resistant, and then finding a style that is comfortable, and that they will like can be a bit of a challenge. Shoe programs can be a great solution. In fact, our goal is to help YOU reduce workplace injuries by offering the best slip resistant shoes in the styles and brands that you know your employees actually want to wear. With the shoe program, we give you everything you need to figure out just exactly what types of results you should be looking for.

9 Safety Tactics You Can Implement on the Job

When it comes to safety, you can never be too careful. Safety tactics should always be evolving to meet the new codes and compliances as well as enhance your safety standards. Check out these tips and reminders to help you keep your codes up to speed: