Safety Shoe Information



The University will reimburse an employee for the purchase of approved protective toed safety shoes when they are a requirement of the job, based on the supervisor’s hazard assessment of the employee’s worksite.  Check with your supervisor or refer to the ASU Safety Requirements for New Employees list (posted on the EHS&EM Department website). No more than one pair of safety shoes can be reimbursed in a twelve (12) month period at the current rate of $125.00 per pair (established by the Office of State Budget and Management).  Costs in excess of $125.00 are the responsibility of the employee and must be paid at the time of purchase.
An on-site safety shoe vendor will be scheduled to assist employees with safety shoe selection, fitting, and purchasing procedures. Advance notice of scheduled safety shoemobile visits and posters will be distributed to campus departments.
Employees who are unable to purchase protective toed safety shoes from the on-site vendor may purchase approved footwear from a vendor of their choice and be reimbursed by their department up to the current rate of $125.00.  Approved footwear must meet current ASTM standards - "ASTM" should be visible on the tag under the tongue (see example via the link below).
Protective footwear is the responsibility of the employee. Shoes that are lost, stolen or damaged unrelated to the employee’s job must be replaced at the employee’s expense.
Contact the EHS&EM Department at 4008 if you have questions regarding protective footwear.
Refer to the following sources (located on the Workplace Safety page on the EHS&EM Department website) for additional information on safety shoes: 

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