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In compliance with OSHA PPE standard (29CFR 1910.136) that requires the provision of appropriate protective footwear for employee exposed to foot injuries, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety manages the University's shoe program to ensure eligible employee purchase and use ASTM approved safety shoes in performing their job duties.
Employees who are unable to purchase shoes from the on-site vendors may purchase shoes from the Country Casual Discount Shoe Warehouse or a vendor of their choice, and be reimbursed up to the current rate of $100.00. The employee must bring the shoes and the original receipt to the EH&S office for verification. EH&S will verify that the shoe meets the criteria (ASTM/ANSI standards) for reimbursement. A treasurer's voucher will be issued to the employee for reimbursement at the University's Cashier's Office.
The University will reimburse eligible employee for purchase of safety shoes when they are a requirement of the job. Shoe purchase shall be made at the current rate of $100.00 per pair (as established by the Office of State Budget and Management). Any additional cost exceeding the State approved rate shall be borne by the employee and must be paid at the time of purchase. No more than one pair of safety shoe can be reimbursed in a twelve (12) month period.
On-site vendors will be scheduled quarterly by EH&S to provide opportunity for employees to purchase shoes of an approved quality and to receive professional assistance with the shoe fit. To obtain safety shoes, employees must present a valid voucher to the on-site vendor. The vouchers are distributed to eligible employees through their supervisor prior to each quarterly visit.
The shoes are the responsibility of the employee. Shoes that are lost, stolen, or damaged unrelated to the employee's job would be replaced at the employee's expense.