Why can't we wear open toe shoes at the worksite?

Sure, there's a few reasons.  We don't want your toes smashed on a construction site, or exposed in a clinical setting.  And even if you're working in another setting, the ground is often uneven and unpaved, and unprotected toes are exposed to soil that can transfer both parasitic and fungal infections through the skin.  

Now, when you're not on the work site, feel free to switch into flip flops or sandals and let your toes breathe at the hotel!