Re: Footwear dress code and the law
I had a situation where a local bacon factory had issued all their employees with regulation boots, and had made them compulsory, as they met the required safety requirements for working at this particular factory. They were slip on boots, and for some of the employees ended up causing a string of foot complications. This lead to myself and my collegues in my practice to see somewhere in the ball park of 10 or so cases of foot injury in the first month of the boots being implemented. For each of these patinets, we simply wrote a letter explainging that the boots were not appropriate for each particular case and were causing injury. Under OH7S we suggetsed that the boots were not safe in each case and the patient would require more supportive lace up boots. Initially the factory refused, but after a couple of cases, they have agreed and will issue the appropriate footwear where needed.
Polite, well worded letters can move mountains sometimes.....
You know.. we could just cut it off.....?