The Safety Shoe Reimbursement program was first negotiated during the 1999 labor contract, and has continued to be reinforced in subsequent contracts. Click here for a link the 2008 contract wording (article 16.4-b) on safety shoes. Click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the program.
All actively employed IAM-represented employees governed by the collective bargaining agreement between The Boeing Company and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Districts 24, 70, and 751 are eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $75 for approved safety shoes according to HSI guidelines. Click here to view those guidelines.
Employees can submit a reimbursement application form once per calendar year to cover their purchase of one pair of safety shoes up to the $75 limit. Applications must be accompanied by the original itemized sales receipt.
Once we receive the application and original itemized receipt and are able to verify the purchase, reimbursements are uploaded to payroll and are reflected on the employee's scheduled paycheck.
Reimbursement time is subject to our staff being able to verify the purchase in a timely manner.
Provisions and requirements of the Safety Shoe Reimbursement Program are subject to change according to the policies determined by the IAM/Boeing Joint Programs National Governing Board.
An area designated as requiring the use of safety shoes based on a risk assessment performance by local SHEA, in accordance with OSHA standards.
The immediate supervisor of the requesting employee can approve/authorize the employee to go above and beyond any defined safety standard. The supervisor concurs that the employee desires to improve their personal foot safety and authorizes the employee to pursue reimbursement for the purchase of approved safety shoes. This does not imply that safety shoes are required for the area or this employee.
1. Steel Toe Shoes
2. Composite Toe Shoes
3. Metatarsal Guarded Shoes
4. Chemical Resistant Soles
5. Non-Slip/Slip-Resistant Soles
6. Anti-Static/Electrical Hazard Shoes
7. Puncture Resistant Soles
There are numerous categories, styles and variations of shoes. In general, the categories above are listed as shoes available for reimbursement consideration. Click here to view examples [PDF]. Specifically, industrial grade/work style shoes and boots advertised and sold specifically as safety shoes are those most likely to qualify as "approved". A shoe or boot that is documented as meeting ANSI standards is a great reference. Meeting the approval criteria is determined by the Site Joint Programs Administrators.