Prescription Safety Eyewear

Prescription safety eyeglasses are deemed personal items, and such purchases are not eligible for payment or employee reimbursement by the University using any source of public funds. This policy extends to those employees whose job descriptions require the use of safety glasses/goggles in the performance of their duties.

In compliance with our employer obligations under OSHA regulations, the University does provide “Over-the-Glass” safety glasses and/or safety goggles at no cost to the employee. OTG safety eyewear is designed to accommodate and be worn over an employee's personal prescription eyeglasses. University Stores stocks OTG safety eyewear which meets ANSI requirements.

If a department wishes to accommodate its employees by subsidizing prescription safety eyewear in part or in full, they should consult with their Dean as to the availability of private funds.




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