Friday, April 20, 2007
It seems that every nurses favorite plastic footwear, perhaps the most comfortable in the world for lengthy daily wear, are coming under fire:
Plastic clogs disrupt machinery in Swedish hospital | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited: "A Swedish hospital wants to ban its staff from wearing Crocs plastic clogs, saying they generate static electricity that can knock out medical equipment.
Blekinge hospital in southern Sweden suspects the slip-on shoes, made by US firm Crocs Inc, are to blame for at least three incidents in which respirators and other machines malfunctioned. The mishaps caused no injuries.
Hospital spokesman Bjorn Lofqvist said staff wearing the clogs could turn into 'a cloud of lighting' because of the static electricity."