Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Fnix, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    What is the policy on proper footwear. What is allowed and what is not. Are steel toe required?
  2. IDoLessWorkThanMost

    IDoLessWorkThanMost New Member

    For some people, they'll be sent home for not wearing proper shoes.

    The again, I saw a kid wearing shorts and basketball sneakers Friday. And see all kinds of improper footwear.

    It seems to be a flavor of the day type thing.

    Steel toe is not required. I believe it's what, maybe not at UPS, is called "saftey shoes" that is the standard...something sturdy-and if something strikes your foot, you're reasonably well protected.
  3. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Forget about steel toed shoes, drop something heavy on them & you could lose the toes.
    Proper footwear with leather uppers are required, most of the time. It all depends on your sup & who sees what your wearing when.
  4. 2slic4salt

    2slic4salt New Member

    I wear stiffed toed combat boots. This way i can (sometimes) make it through the security scanner without setting it off.
  5. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    Steel toed are not required but I would highly recomend you wear them they have saved my feet to many injuries to count. The stuff at UPS is not heavy enought to cut your toes off. But the policy something with a stiff leather upper so that you feet are protected also needs a non-slip sole on it.
  6. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    I beg to differ. We had a guy lose the tip of his big toe when an extendo was lowered onto his foot. :biting: We call him "golden toe" because of the $$ UPS had to pay him for partial amputation. :wink2:
    I hate steel toe boots. They are like wearing bricks.
  7. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    yea the weight of steel toes kinda sucks BUTTTTTTT ive had a quite a few things either roll off the belt or have an employee loose grip and drop something on my im thankful in those moments.
  8. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    in calif and az and fla 100 pct mandatory open toe sandles with white socks to keep you cool march to august page 25 section 3 paragrah 3 master contract.