Where Do I Find Osha Rules/regs Regarding A Veterinary Clinic?


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David Steinhauer, RA Profile
As an Architect, my understanding of OSHA and footwear is to protect one from slip hazards or from falling debris. In my opinion if your employer is telling you that you cannot wear "crocs", they either feel that the shoes have slippery soles or are using  OSHA as an excuse because they don't have the cajones to tell you that they don't like you wearing the shoes.

Here is the path to specific OSHA section you're looking for with its text below:

OSHA STANDARD 1910.136 General requirements. The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, and where such employee's feet are exposed to electrical hazards.

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Anonymous commented
People in the veterinary industry are exposed to much more than slips and falls. The issue your boss has with crocs is the simple fact that the holes allowing access to your feet means the potential for transfer of zoonotic disease. Specifically we are talking about those that come from the fees of the animals we restrain and handle all day long working in the industry. If you have ever had a patient poop or pee on you, then you know what I mean. The direct line to your foot means there may not be a way to clean properly allowing contact with those potential pathogens to your skin.

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