Hi Plastic Ducky
Not sure how relevant this is as you are USA based.
In UK if you produce for retailers they are generally very averse to overshoes because they can “shred” and also are slippery (health & safety perspective)…. For example, if your staff are using overshoes, how are you checking that they don’t shred & transfer contamination throughout the factory? Or become a foreign body risk themselves?.
The logic (for UK retailers) is that the use of overshoes is similar to the “magic” gloves…. You know those magic gloves that employees wear all day, then pick product off the floor, scratch their nose etc.etc. but it’s all good because “we’re wearing GLOVES!”……
(an exaggeration, but you get the picture, sometimes employees don’t fully understand the rationale behind their PPE use?)
Although expensive (initially) to implement captive footwear, if you produce in a high risk facility and/or have allergen handling areas there is a good case for a change of footwear as you move between risk areas & ultimately it is usually cheaper (and theoretically safer) than overshoes, which are usually kept for factory visitor use only?.
Best of luck!
Edited by LesleySR, 27 March 2020 - 11:09 AM.