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#1 Cory_Carson

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 05:00 PM

We have a stakeholder who had surgery performed on her foot, and is now stuck in a walking boot.  She wants to work, and is able to be on it during the day with no limitiations.  I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to handle the boot, I did find that a hygiene cover is available, which would be similar to a boot cover, which we utilize for visitors in our production areas, but our safety department is also pushing for a steel toe.  Anyone have experience with a situation like this.  


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 05:10 PM

I agree with what you have said. Get the cover, I think you are on the right path, but I would not over ride the Safety department. 


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:27 PM

I agree with what you have said. Get the cover, I think you are on the right path, but I would not over ride the Safety department. 

What Setanta said holds true - the Safety department is there to protect worker and company alike. Perhaps there are other duties she can perform if there isn't a way to protect the top of her foot a la steel toes?


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 06:51 PM

There are slip-on rubber lowers that have steel toes in them - I'm not sure if they would be large enough to accomodate a walking boot, but it would be worth checking out, and they are easily cleaned in order to be safe for food production...here's one example I found in a quick Google search:

 

https://www.google.c...CFZI6iAodn1AN8Q

 

Hope that helps!

 

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 06:56 PM

What do you mean by a walking boot Cory? Is that a medical device or like a hiking boot?


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 07:34 PM

I was referring to a Medical Walking Boot.  We ended up finding an over-shoe that we could buy a 2XL that fit over the walking boot. The over-shoe is available from Hantover, the brand is Neo's. 


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 07:56 PM

I was referring to a Medical Walking Boot.  We ended up finding an over-shoe that we could buy a 2XL that fit over the walking boot. The over-shoe is available from Hantover, the brand is Neo's. 

Thanks for the info/update, Cory.

Good to know for the future.

 

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:06 PM

Please check your company Health and safety policies.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:44 AM

Whilst it is required to adhere to safety policies any unusual event such as this can be managed by performing a risk assessment and if required identify modified duties or areas the person can access. Document the risk assessment including any additional controls required to manage the risk and then implement them.

Any additional safety or quality overshoes may increase the risk so ensure you include this in the analysis.


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