Compliance — A Case for the Fashion Police?

August 1, 2007 at 1:29 pm 1 comment

If you’ve been out and about in the past year, you know that Crocs are the required footwear of suburbanites and campers across the nation. 

It was only a matter of time before someone poked holes in the plastic peds.   Now, Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh has announced that Crocs are no longer allowed in the patient care areas.   In the name of employee safety, Mercy Hospital has banned the holey shoes for fear of a rougue syringe piercing a slightly exposed toe.  

Now, Vendormate is all about risk mitigation, compliance assurance, and security.   And we strive to stay current on all issues and bring them forward to our customers.   So when I read this news, I immediately thought of implementing a new compliance statement for all of our customers’ vendors.   Something to the effect of:   I have read and understand that the shoes known as Crocs, or any other shoe with excessive holes, piercings or other openings, are not allowed in (CLIENT FACILITY).  

We had planned to have coders burning the midnight oil to deliver this enhancement in our next update, but the Croc company  has beat us to the safety punch.   Just in time for back-to-safety shopping, they have released two new closed-toe models — the Endeavor (think plastic clogs) and All Terrain (does anyone besides me remember duck shoes?).

Seriously though, managing the security of your facility and data is never complete.   New threats emerge.   Watch lists are updated.  Vendors change.   Vendor management and compliance monitoring is a constant search for holes that may start as small as Crocs.  At Vendormate, we’ll be constantly working with you to fill the holes. 

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  • 1. The Fashion Police, Pt. II « Vendor Compliance  |  November 16, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    […] the reason, I want to follow up on my earlier post about Crocs.    As you may recall, Crocs, the ubiqutuous holey plastic footwear, were banned from patient […]


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