12.1 The Employer will provide and clean, at no cost to the employees, any designated uniforms or special clothing which is required by the Employer to be worn on the job. Such clothing will be mended or replaced by the Employer as necessary due to normal wear and tear.
12.2 Prior to any decision by a department head to purchase or modify uniforms, employees in their respective departments shall be given an opportunity to consult with their department head regarding the color, fabric, and style or uniform to be worn. The department head shall consider seasonal temperatures in the selection of uniforms. The department head will consider the wishes of the employees in making a decision.
12.3 Any clothing which is furnished by the Employer shall be worn in accordance with the applicable rules or safety regulations.
12.4 The Employer will reimburse employees for personal uniforms, work clothing, and/or necessary personal items (e.g. eyeglasses, hearing aids, watches) damaged, torn, or destroyed during normal work activity or by patients, clients, or customers. Such reimbursement shall be based on estimated current value of the damaged article to a total of two hundred dollars ($200).