Safety and health is an attitude. People and companies who think of the long term benefits usually make it a priority but you have to have the buy in from the leaders and the employees. You can't just say you do it you have to come along, just like the supervisor and do it with them.
I have been a runner for a few years but only recently have I really started focusing on the stretching before and after because after not being diligent in making it a habit I have found I'm spending more time in with my sports medicine chiropractor working on getting my muscles to loosen so I don't have pain in other parts of my legs or feet. I've found over the years that everything- tendons and muscles are all connected.
By taking the short time before you start working or experiencing to warm up you save yourself in the long run. You save yourselves from time off, pain and even money by taking preventative measures.
Editor's Note: I'm posting this blog as it's not a normal topic for me because both Arizona Farm Bureau and AFBF may end up using it for their blogs or papers.