IAM/Boeing Health & Safety Institute Guidelines for Approved Safety Shoes When purchasing & submitting a Safety Shoe Reimbursement Form, the following information serves as primary criteria for determining if purchased shoes/boots meet reimbursement category approval. Categories Definition Example’s Only (Mens) Additional Details Metallic toe cap shoe Brand: Shoes For Crews Brand: CAT-Burlington Numerous models & styles Steel-toed that meets or exceeds Style: 8089 Style: 94043-709 available. Visit with a SHEA Shoes ANSI compression and rep., approving manager, impact test requirements. safety or monitor/shop steward regarding which products best protect in your work area. Brand: Iron Age Brand: HYTEST Composite Sometimes referred to as Style: 608 ID:13106 Shoes/boots of this nature a “tech toe” lightweight, provide toe protection yet -toed Shoes non-metallic toe cap that GORE-TEX reduces concerns associated SEMC meets or exceeds all six with electrical and cold ANSI safety standards. temperature work conditions. Brand: WORX Brand: Nautilus Non-Skid See Non-slip, Slip Style: 5597 See Non-slip, Slip Resistant Skidbuster Resistant Sole Shoes Style: S105 Sole Shoes Sole Shoes Footwear made of rubber, Brand: Bata Hazmax Brand: Lehigh Shoes should be resistant to Chemical- vinyl or plastic & having Style: 145-4226 Style: 1108 chemicals commonly used in Resistant synthetic stitching. your job or work area. Shoe Shoes Designed to keep hazard- design must protect the entire ous chemicals from foot for chemical resistance penetrating the shoe/boot. beyond just the shoe’s sole. Non-slip, slip resistant Brand: Dr. Martens Shoes can only be slip resistant Non-Slip Industrial Series: Brand: Carolina Slip-Resistant sole shoes. Shoes with 8836 Style: Regent and never non-slip. Under some Sole Shoes tread design characteristics (Slip-on) conditions slips are unavoidable. that most effectively resist No one sole design is best for all slippage where conditions conditions. Must be slip/skid may exist for accidents. resistant per ANSI Standards. Anti-Static Reduces the accumulation Brand: Red Wing Brand: Hush Puppies Designed for employees who of excess static electricity. Style: 8662 Style: 30201 Static work with sensitive electronics Dissipative Commonly used in or highly flammable products. electronically sensitive Static electricity discharge can Shoes areas. lead to dangerous situations or damage sensitive parts. Pro static dissipative + steel toe Also referred to as puncture Brand: Lehigh Brand: WORX Preventing injuries from shoe Metal Chip resistant. Corrosion Style: 1115 Style: 9245 sole punctures is most critical + Slip Resist. Resistant resistant stainless steel mid + Steel Toe feature. Puncture, cut and tear Shoes sole. Withstands punctures resistance is important for shoe up to 270 lbs. of force. /boot upper as well. Note: The intent of the language in Article 16.4b of the 2002 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the IAM and Boeing is to further the longstanding commitment to individual employee safety and regulatory compliance. Appropriate personal protective equipment and safety devices such as safety shoes in the above categories should help our joint pursuit of an injury-free workplace. Safety shoes that qualify for reimbursement are intended to be of an industrial grade nature. In general, tennis shoes and/or casual style shoes that are not steel or composite-toed, WILL NOT qualify as “approved” safety shoes. If such shoes are advertised by the manufacture as non-slip or non-skid or slip/skid resistant per ANSI standards they may qualify as reimbursable. Such approvals will be made on a case-by-case basis. Neither the Boeing Company nor the HSI is recommending or endorsing any particular brand or model of safety shoes/boots.
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