GREENWICH, CT (WFSB) - A Connecticut town banned its employees from wearing flip-flops and sandals in the workplace.

Greenwich issued its policy earlier this spring as a means to provide "a safe and healthy work environment."

Officials said they hope the policy reduces slips, trips and falls by ensuring employees wear safe footwear that's suitable for the work they perform.

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The policy defined flip-flops as "backless sandals with a Y-shaped strap that passes between the first and second toe."

It said slide sandals are "backless and open-toed footwear that includes a single strap across the top of the foot."

Officials said the policy does not apply to lifeguards, camp staff or swim instructors who work at beaches or pools.

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FormerResident

One of my fellow workers wore them. Drove me crazy as she would walk by my office. Very distracting.

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