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I work in an industrial environment. Up until recently, the vast majority of the factory floor employees could wear escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas any comfortable, non-slip, closed heel/toe shoes that we liked. Some people performing specific tasks would have to wear shoes escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas with a steel toe cap but if you’re not changing fork-lift batteries or working in the machine shop, you could wear what you liked.

That’s changing now. It has been decreed that in the near future, all production floor staff will have to wear protective shoes. Since these protective toe cap shoes are employer mandated safety escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas equipment, it’s their burden to pay for them and they have escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas just announced how they’re going to do that. At jobs I’ve had with previous employers, it was very simple to be reimbursed. All we had to do was buy whatever qualifying safety escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas shoes we liked, have them approved by the safety coordinator, turn in the receipt at HR and the money would escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas show up on our next paycheck. Easy-peasey. This very simply and logical system is WAY too convenient escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas for the big kahuna.

Apparently, it’s crucially important to management that they can spot qualifying escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas footwear with a quick visual inspection from across the floor. To accomplish this, our facility is going to stock a few styles of escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas safety shoes in a variety of sizes. We get a new pair every year at no cost escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas to us. We don’t have to pay anything for these shoes and there escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas is no hassle with reimbursement so that’s easy.

The downside is that if we don’t like the shoes they offer, tough. These are our choices, we must wear these shoes from this specific range of escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas choices. If they’re not comfortable, if we don’t like them, if they’re utter crap and they don’t last a year, that’s just our too bad. Supposedly, we don’t even have the option of buying our own acceptable escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas shoes at our own expense. We are to wear the shoes they give us, no argument, no debate.

That’s changing now. It has been decreed that in the near future, all production floor staff will have to wear protective shoes. Since these protective toe cap shoes are employer mandated safety escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas equipment, it’s their burden to pay for them and they have escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas just announced how they’re going to do that. At jobs I’ve had with previous employers, it was very simple to be reimbursed. All we had to do was buy whatever qualifying safety escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas shoes we liked, have them approved by the safety coordinator, turn in the receipt at HR and the money would escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas show up on our next paycheck. Easy-peasey. This very simply and logical system is WAY too convenient escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas for the big kahuna.

Some time in the past few months, your company has aquired someone new in the c-level and that executive has come from another industry. I would not be surprised if in the next few escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas months your going to be wearing the white bunny suit escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas and bump helmets, thats how far standardization of PPE can get.

Bottom line, someone has done a study on your facility and you escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas are substandard in PPE and that leaves the company venerable escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas to liability lawsuits and government fines, even if you have had the safest facility in the escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas country. Accept that your not going to be able to change escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas things imediately and that its going to be at least escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas a year or more before the numbers come in for escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas third party safety gear providers and any accidents post safety escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas change over.

If the change is to prevent contamination of health/medical equipment, I see it as a good thing. While the warehouse obviously isn’t a white suit area, the less likelihood of someone tracking through who knows what escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas and tracking it into the warehouse where it becomes airborne escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas isn’t a pleasant thought for something that’s brought into where I’m already sick.

As for lack of locker space for your shoes, IMO, it’s perfectly within the companies right to demand you store escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas them there for potential contamination control (if that is why they’re being issued) and to ensure they’re there when you need them (versus forgetting to wear them from home). As for the smell, I would think they’d issue some type of dessicant/odor control for it.

Regards the lack of space, we tend to take what’s given to us as a right, not a privilege unless it’s clearly defined in your employee handbook. If you have to take out your workout pants and escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas sweats for your after work visit to the gym, it’s the company’s right to force you to give up that space escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas for your shoes, which are required equipment for your job.

And while employees are riding the current high wave of escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas "we can make demands, because with the low unemployment, we have the upper hand!", the tide will eventually switch and a successful company thinks escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas of consequences/effects of their concessions/actions years from now and how it affects, in your company’s case the other tens of thousands of employees. As mcmechanic posted, what occurs in one location can trickle up to the escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas other locations.

Ahhh..Even more reason for keeping things sterile, if that’s the logic behind the change. Do the workers doing the actual packaging/boxing of the product wear gloves, masks and hair nets? If so, would booties be an alternative to the mandated work boots?

Everyone on the production floor wear smocks and hair nets/beard covers as needed. The smocks were currently wear extend several inches below the escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas waist and all the way to the wrist. These smocks will soon be replaced with longer, knee length versions that also eliminate the very convenient pockets. All piercings must be covered and no street clothing may escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas be visible above the bottom of the smock. Given the way our machines are set up, there’s almost no need to ever touch the product itself. Almost the only time this happens is when we have escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas to clear a machine jam and this product invariably goes escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas straight into the reject tub. We do strictly train though that gloves are to be escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas worn not only when touching the product but when we escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas touch anything that touches the product and a variety of escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas different gloves are available to protect ourselves and the product. Additionally, all parts contact surfaces are cleaned every shift with bleach escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas followed by isopropyl alcohol.

Paper booties have been discussed and they are available for escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas guests and contractors that have to enter the production floor. I don’t know why they have not been advanced for use escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas by the production staff. I suspect they might be a safety issue (slips, trips and falls) but I can’t prove this

We have a similar program. An annual $100 voucher for shoes from the local place. The local vendor also has a mobile store in the escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas back of a cargo truck which parks for the day escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas once a year in our parking lot. The $100 covers most of the basic shoe models and if escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas you want something nicer you just pay the difference.

I work at a place like this now. Food production. EVERYONE wears the steel / hard plastic safety shoes, even the receptionist. Maintenance gets a larger allowance as our shoes need to escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas be electrical rated. Shoes are required to be kept in the plant or escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas locker area except for the half dozen or so maintenance escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas people that work outside. No wearing them home. We are required to wear neon green shoe laces for escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas easy recognition. My son works for a different food plant that uses escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas bright orange shoelaces. Where he worked before that place used purple. When entering the plant floor from the locker / lunchroom areas, one NEEDS to use the shoe scrubber with the biocide escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas spray and also walk through the foam pile of biocide escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas on the floor. We used to have high care areas that required more escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas stringent cleaning when one got to the actual food area. Visitors get rubber booties that slip over street shoes. The kind people keep in their cars for rain when escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas they are dressed up. Hip length smocks, no pockets above the belt, hairnet, hardhats, beard nets, scrub / don gloves / scrub / spray the hands whenever entering an uncovered food area. Even tools get cleaned if used near a food contact escoliosis dorsal derecha sintomas surface.

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