According to a report by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute there were 12,351 workplace injuries in Singapore in 2015. The top incident types were slips, trips and falls for major (43%) and minor (24%) injuries. It is therefore no surprise that the global industrial protective footwear market size is expected to reach US$ 6.56 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research,Inc. The substantial growth prospects of the market can be attributed to the rising number of worker accidents across global organizations. Foot protection manufacturers strive to make better, safer footwear to reduce these figures. Manufacturers who are successful in this highly competitive market take into consideration that employees in a work site spend long hours on their feet and demand comfort as well as safety.
Industrial protective footwear maker Nitti, believes that while meeting Occupational Health & Safety Division (OSHD) regulations is a priority for employers, providing comfortable protective shoes should also be of importance.