I am an RN in one of the largest LTC facilities in Ontario (320 beds) and I am also the infection control officer.
I have been wearing Crocs, the Professional model and the Relief model, both without top-vents, for some time now, as have many of my colleagues.
Recently, my employer announced it is undertaking a study into the infection control/health & safety aspects of Crocs in the workplace in the hopes of having them banned due to their risks of infection/transmission/injury to workers.
Does anyone have any experience with a similar undertaking at your workplace?
Are there any peer-reviewed studies on Crocs in the workplace?
My belief is that, not only are they beneficial to the health of the worker (comfort), but the inherent anti-microbial properties of the material and the ease of disinfecting the footwear far outweigh any perceived risks of infection, transmission of disease or risk of injury.