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Document ID (ISN)78307
CIS number 02-416
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no. DMT 84 TF 96
Author(s) Rolin D., Nousbaum M.
Title Acceptance of the wearing of safety shoes at work
Original title Acceptation en entreprise du port de chaussures de sÚcuritÚ [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2000, No.84, p.371-387. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) human behaviour; foot injuries; safety shoes
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; France; psychology of accident prevention; disobeying safety instructions; comfort assessment; medical examinations; foot
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s)
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Foot and leg protection