Human Resources

Staff Policies and Procedures Manual

X. Safety and Health

Policy under review

D. Prescription safety glasses

Employees who are required to wear safety goggles on the job, and wear prescription glasses, will be provided with safety glasses at Reed's expense within certain conditions and limitations.  Employees who believe that they require prescription safety glasses should request an evaluation with the Environmental Health and Safety Department.

It will be the responsibility of the employee to obtain a lens prescription from his/her own doctor.  Reed College will supply polycarbonate safety glasses with side shields and safety sun glasses with side shields (if needed) on a three year basis.  If the glasses should break in the course of the employee's duties, they will be replaced by the college.  If the glasses are lost, the employee will be required to pay for the replacement.

If the employee receives safety glasses, he/she will be required to wear these glasses while on the job. 

last revised: 1/26/2012

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