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Physical Facilities, Physical and Capital Planning, and University Sustainability
Safety Shoe Procedure

Physical Facilities, Physical and Capital Planning, and University Sustainability Departments
 
PHYSICAL FACILITIES SAFETY SHOE PROCEDURE
PROCEDURE PF 11.04
Responsible /Issuing Office:  Physical Facilities Human Resources


Original 6.1.2011/Revised /Effective 6.1.2012

This procedure has been developed to allow us to have a consistent direction throughout PF, P&CP and University Sustainability and to operate within the University policy in the most efficient manner while meeting our business needs.
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Specific Procedures

Departments are responsible for payment of safety shoes as outlined in this procedure.

In accordance with Purdue Procedure and OSHA standard 29CFR1910.132, a Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment must be completed for each position to determine the need for safety shoes.  This evaluation of footwear for Physical Facilities employees should include steel toe or specialty footwear as needed per the task assigned.  The departments are responsible for adding safety shoe requirements to the job description for the position.

As per Physical Facilities procedure and OSHA regulations, supervisors are required to enforce the usage of all prescribed PPE.

A shoe truck will visit campus during the 1st two weeks of July.  Regular full-time employees authorized to receive safety shoes will be given a form to take with them when visiting the shoe mobile. The shoe vendor will send one bill to Purdue University and Departments will be billed for shoes purchased from the shoe truck at the accepted rate.  Should employees wish to purchase shoes above the approved rate, they must pay the shoe truck company directly for the difference in price by cash, check or credit card.  Shoe purchases will occur on no greater than an annual basis.  Students and temporary employees are not eligible for safety shoes paid by the University under this procedure.

Each department is responsible for initiating the necessary paperwork to authorize the purchase of shoes for employees.  The supervisor will prepare a “Physical Facilities Authorization Form for Personal Protective Equipment-Safety Shoes” (Revised Form 96).  This form will be signed by the affected employee and his/her supervisor.  The Revised Form 96 should then be forwarded to the PFFA contact for the department who will submit copies of the form to the PFFA shoe coordinator.

A shoe truck will be onsite for employee convenience at intervals throughout the year to accommodate new employees.  The Revised Form 96 should then be forwarded to the PFFA contact for the department who will submit copies of the form to the PFFA shoe coordinator who will schedule the truck.

Employees who are not required to wear safety shoes, but would like to purchase them may visit the shoe mobile and purchase shoes at the Purdue rate.

Employees are eligible to choose shoes based on the type of shoe as follows:

            Safety Shoes/Boots                                                                                        up to $70.00
            Safety Shoes/Boots with metatarsal guards                                                  up to $85.00
            Specialty Shoes (electrical hazard-CT, waterproof, electrically conductive)     up to $85.00