Personal Protective Equipment Survey Results

 

1. Does your Utilities Department or Government's Codes Department make their meter readers wear boots 6" above the ankle?

Metro Nashville Water Services

No

City of Gatlinburg

No

City of Gallatin

No

City of Goodlettsville

N/A

City of Alcoa

No

City of Lebanon

No

City of Athens

N/A

City of Portland

No

City of Murfreesboro

Yes

City of Maryville

No

Town of Collierville

No

City of Springfield

No

2. Do you have any other safety/personal protective equipment requirements for meter readers?

Metro Nashville Water Services

Yes

City of Gatlinburg

Yes

City of Gallatin

No

City of Goodlettsville

N/A

City of Alcoa

Yes

City of Lebanon

Yes

City of Athens

N/A

City of Portland

Yes

City of Murfreesboro

Yes

City of Maryville

No

Town of Collierville

Yes

City of Springfield

Yes

If so, what are they?

Metro Nashville Water Services

Reflective safety vests, gloves, safety glasses, ball caps, Class 75 ANSI approved Safety-toe footwear. We strongly suggest and encourage our meter readers to wear 6" – 8" ankle high safety-toe footwear. We don’t make them.

City of Gatlinburg

Steel-toed boots, gloves

City of Gallatin

N/A

City of Goodlettsville

We’re not in the meter reading business.

City of Alcoa

All Meter Readers must wear seat belts to and from their routes. They are exempt while on routes. They are required to wear hard hats at construction sites. Also confined space tripods and sniffers while reading water meters in water pits.

City of Lebanon

Carry dog repellant spray

City of Athens

We do not have Utilities.

City of Portland

Eye protection, gloves, safety boots/shoes, and safety vests.

City of Murfreesboro

Required to wear steel-toe boots, the height of the boot is optional and they are also required to wear lime green reflector vest.

City of Maryville

N/A

Town of Collierville

Reflective safety vests for when they work along the road, leather or rubber work gloves, safety glasses, metal toed work boots (not necessarily 6" above ankle). All required PPE is supplied at no cost to the employee, by the department.

City of Springfield

(1) We don’t make our meter readers wear boots 6" above the ankle; however, we provide them with rubber boots that meet that requirement. They don’t always wear them – just in situations where the ground is muddy, slippery, tall grass, bad weather, etc. (2) they carry HALT with them for protection, as well as insect spray.

CONTACTS:

Joe A. Estes, Sr.
Chuck Gregory

Metro Nashville Water Services

615/862-4862
615/862-4711

Janet Curry

City of Gatlinburg

865/436-1400

Dave Crawford

City of Gallatin

615/452-5400 ext. 337

Jim Thomas

City of Goodlettsville

615/851-2231

Stephen T. Biggar

City of Alcoa

865/981-4173

Jim D. Henderson

City of Lebanon

615/443-2809

Rita Brown

City of Athens

 

Mary Lou Thompson

City of Portland

615/325-6776

Sherry Carpenter

City of Murfreesboro

615/848-2553

Teresa Best

City of Maryville

865/380-1380

Murray Beard

Town of Collierville

901/853-3215

Gina Holt

City of Springfield

615/382-2200

 

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