Quote from topkat
why did your facility ban them??? if you don't mind me asking....topkat
The banning of Crocs is sweeping Ontario - many hospitals, clinics and health care facilities jumping on the bandwagon, citing several reasons including: H&S concerns r/t infection control (holes = contamination from splash/spill), cases of slipping/falling d/t lack of traction and/or wearing them without the heel strap and them falling off when running, dropping sharps/instruments and injury through the top vents and/or puncturing the soft rubber, lack of heel protection (despite most facility's policies allowing leather clogs/plogs).
I know, I know...I was their biggest defender, citing the opposite - that they had superior traction (they were originally developed as a boating shoe with no-slip in mind), were easier to clean/sterilize when dirty, blah blah blah...but it's falling on deaf ears in this part of the country, and my union, the largest nurses' union in Canada, is not necessarily supporting the ban, but they are not actively fighting it due to the lack of difinitive evidence pro or con.
All I know is that my legs ache and my back is more sore than ever.