Section 19-104 Tools and personal protective equipment.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15754 on 09/21/1998, Section 19-104 read as follows.
Tools. Department heads may at their discretion (provided funds are budgeted for this
purpose) establish departmental policies providing and/or replacing professional tools of a trade
used specifically for city operations, depending on the need of the operations in the best interest
of efficient, effective work.
Personal protective gear. Department heads may at their discretion require that employees
wear safety boots and/or glasses which meet departmental safety standards (as defined by the
department head and coordinated with the director). When additional protective footwear is
required of current employees, the department head may aid in securing appropriate and
approved safety boots or shoes by reimbursing the employee for the safety-portion cost of the
footwear up to a maximum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per individual per year. Persons
having medical exemption from wearing steel-toed safety boots may apply the allowance toward
an approved, nonsteel toed waterproof boot. Department heads may likewise establish policies
concerning needed eye protection, and allowing up to a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) per
person per year for safety glasses (plainos, tinted, peripheral protection, and/or safety
prescription lenses). Employees become eligible for this benefit upon completion of their
probationary/qualifying period. The city will allow eligible employees to have a two-year
accumulation of the safety shoe allowance.
Reimbursement for personal protective equipment. Reimbursement for personal protective
equipment shall be contingent upon appropriate budgetary allocations; and once current
employees are equipped as needed, department heads may elect to require such equipment as a
condition of employment depending on the needs of their respective operations.
(Code 1964, § 22.650; Ord. No. 9936, § 1, 9-19-83; Ord. No. 10733, §
1, 9-16-85; Ord. No.
13817 § 1, 9-20-93; Ord. No. 14208 § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97)