Injuries occurring from slip, trip or falls account for approximately 15% to 20% of workman’s compensation claims each year. The average cost from slip and falls is $22,800 per accident, and the total cost is estimated to be $6.7 billion annually¹. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, inadequate footwear accounts for 24% of all slip and fall accidents. The average employee in a low activity office job takes 4,327 steps at work, and those in highly active positions take an average of 18,904 steps². It only takes one misstep to cause an accident.

One of the best  preventative measures a company can take to minimize these risks and costs is to institute a footwear policy requiring employees to wear slip resistant shoes. Cleanliness and proper work conditions are only part of the safety equation. Employees who are injured not only suffer the pain from that injury, but they may also suffer from lost productivity and reduced morale.

Average slip and fall accidents can be reduced by up to 75% after developing a slip-resistant footwear program.


  1. Dri-Lex®, the sweat control fiber by Faytex Corp.: Dri-Lex® delivers comfort, moisture management, total breathability and quick drying. True comfort is determined by what’s happening “next-to-the-skin”. Dri-Lex® technology’s mastery over perspiration comes from its hydrophobic (moisture-hating) polyester and hydrophilic (moisture-loving) nylon. This combination creates a 2-Zone Comfort Lining®, resulting in a push-pull effect that deploys perspiration to rapidly dry away from skin.
  2. Air Circulation: Aerodynamic design generates air movement from contoured heel bottom through air channels. Air moves to toe areas where perspiration happens most.
  3. State of the Art Shock Absorbing Cushion: Specifically compounded light-weight polyurethane cushion system dramatically reduces fatigue from standing or walking, particularly on hard surfaces for extended periods.
  4. Ergonomic Design: Performance-inspired ergonomic design provides superb shock comforts and stress management for your feet, and reduces fot pain and injuries that cause fatigue to lower back, hips, ankles, and knees.

Find all of Superior Uniform Group’s TUGS! line of safety shoes at Production Automation. We offer competitive pricing and quantity discounts for large orders. If you are considering implementing a company wide safety policy, contact us! Our professional sales staff can help guide the process by helping you select footwear appropriate for your environment. We also carry ergonomic anti-fatigue mats, aisle marking tape, signage, and organizational tools to help improve the safety and productivity of your office, warehouse, production floor, or cleanroom. Our office hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Visit our website at and view all of the products we offer, if you have any questions or need direction feel free to contact us at 888-903-0333 or [email protected]

¹ Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index
² American Council on Exercise, 2004 study