|Document ID (ISN)||78307|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 84 TF 96
||Rolin D., Nousbaum M.
||Acceptance of the wearing of safety shoes at work
||Acceptation en entreprise du port de chaussures de sÚcuritÚ [in French]|
||4th Quarter 2000, No.84, p.371-387. Illus.
||Foot injuries represent an important part of all occupational accidents (6.7% during 1998 in France). To prevent their occurrence, it is necessary to implement collective protective measures, often completed with a requirement for wearing safety shoes. This requirement is sometimes not well accepted by the workers, and can give rise to conflicts. There are a wide variety of causes for refusal, including allergies, poor comfort or poor aesthetics. In order to better understand these issues, a one-year survey was carried out in 1997 among 310 workers of four companies where the use of safety shoes was required. At the same time, 16 medical consultations involving difficulties in using safety shoes at a centre for occupational diseases were identified and analysed. Several practical proposals for increasing the acceptance and use of safety shoes among workers are included.
||human behaviour; foot injuries; safety shoes
||safety consciousness; France; psychology of accident prevention; disobeying safety instructions; comfort assessment; medical examinations; foot
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Foot and leg protection