Safety Shoe Allowance

Marine Biological Laboratory
Policy No. B1.1


Initiated by:Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
Approved by:MBL Director/CEO
Date:February 1, 1988
Revision #3 , January 2013

1.0 Application
All regular employees whose jobs require a significant amount of heavy lifting or other equally hazardous material handling tasks are eligible. Employees who are eligible include employees of:

1.1 Apparatus
1.2 Building Services and Grounds
1.3 Plant Operations and Maintenance
1.4 Aquatic Resources

2.0 Policy
Laboratory policy does not require the wearing of safety shoes. However, to encourage their use, the MBL will reimburse eligible employees for 2/3 of the purchase price of any pair of safety shoes which meet the aproval of the Environmental, Health and Saftey Manager. Employees who receive the allowance are expected to wear their safety shoes at work.

2.1 The total benefit to any employee will be limited to $75.00 per year.
2.2 Final determination of eligibility will be made by the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager.
2.3 Receipts must be submitted to the Environmental, Health and Safety Office.

3.0 Policy Clarification and Updates:
Policy clarification and updates are available from the Environmental, Health and Safety Office.