Is funding available to help pay for the costs of equipment supplied by my department?

No. PPE supplied to employees must be funded internally by the department. Some PPE may be paid for by the employee, such as footwear and prescription eyewear. A guideline to help determine if the employee may have to pay for such PPE is (a) the PPE is a type that could be worn off the job site, (b) the PPE is not used at work in a manner that renders it unsafe for use off the job site (i.e. contaminated), and (c) the PPE is not designed for special use on the job. See Appendix I for more information.