Shoes for Crews
WHAT IS THE “SHOES FOR CREWS” (SFC) PROGRAM?
Learn more about the Shoes for Crews Program (pdf).
The goal of this program is to provide high quality highly slip- resistant “Shoes for Crews” (SFC) shoes at no cost to host departments to all food service workers, and optionally to custodial staff and other workers with high slip-hazard work, at a frequency of every 6-months during their employment at any UC campus / hospital / field station. UCOP Risk Management implemented the UC system-wide SFC slip-resistant shoe program initially for food service and custodial employees with the goal of reducing the frequency and cost of slip and fall injuries by 50% in these job classifications. By implementing this program in these indoor high-hazard slip/trip/fall job classifications, pilot studies have already demonstrated a 5-fold reduction in slip/fall injuries with comparable payback to operations throughout the system. The program has been broadened to include other workers in high slip-hazard work environments on a department job-class-by-job-class basis with review and approval for inclusion in the SFC program by each campus’ EH&S SFC representative.