FootstarWorks Wins Coveted FMI Retailers Choice Award

Traci Ford, Manager of National Accounts for Footstarworks announces Footstarworks honored with the FMI Retailer Choice Award. Footstarworks, a division of Footstar Inc., an occupational footwear company offering internet and retail-based slip-resistant footwear solutions, is honored with the Retailer Choice Award at the 2005 FMI Show.

Mira Loma, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2005 -- Footstarworks is honored with the 2005 FMI Retailer Choice Award for Innovation and Product Potential in the apparel category. The Retailer Choice Awards ceremony was held on May 3, 2005 at the FMI Show in Chicago, Illinois. Traci Ford, Manager of National Accounts accepted and commented, “It is with great pleasure that I accept this award on behalf of the entire Footstarworks organization. Our membership and affiliation with the FMI is an honor. We are pleased to have been a leader in the innovation of safety products for the grocery industry this year. We thank all of the retailer’s attendees whose votes led to this prestigious recognition.”

The Safetrax brand of slip-resistant overshoe was designed as an affordable solution for the implementation of mandatory slip-resistant footwear programs. The Safetrax brand of footwear targets the reduction of annual slip and fall claims by offering employees the added safety found with ASTMF-1677 certified slip-resistant outsole technology.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual slip and fall claims account for 15% of total Workers’ Compensation claims, representing the second leading reportable cause for personal injury. Approximately 5.3 billion dollars was paid out on occupational injuries in 2000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12/2000 and 12/2001). Inappropriate footwear is noted as the cause for an estimated 24% of all slip and fall accidents (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1/2005).

With Workers’ Compensation costs spiraling out of control, Footstarworks set out to create an effective and affordable solution for employers in the retail grocery, foodservice, hospitality and healthcare industries. Reasonably priced at $14.99, Safetrax® overshoes effectively turn “Safety into Profits.”

Traci Ford, Manager of National Accounts, commented, “Here’s how you can save: If you have 100 employees who purchase Safetrax overshoes at $15, the total investment would be $1,500. Compare that to the average cost of a slip and fall claim of $12,000 multiplied by 3, the lowest average number of slip and fall accidents a year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1/2005), there is a savings of $34,500- that is 23 times the initial investment in the Safetrax program!    

“We are extremely pleased with our new partnerships with Albertsons Inc., Sodexho, Darden Restaurants, Burger King and the CA McDonald’s Franchisee group”, said Traci Ford. “Early results reported very significant reductions in controllable slip and fall accidents, in many instances this represents millions of dollars in savings,” continued Mrs. Ford.

Footstarworks is an occupational footwear company offering a full line of leather slip-resistant footwear; including an attractive, comfort-focused line of shoes, with prices starting at $24.99. For more information, call 1.800.756.1880, visit or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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