The claim that employees will be required to supply their own PPE is somewhat misleading. Each year, T&E employees must take a series of computer classes, called "PODS". Upon completion of the training, you would be given the opportunity to order a pair of work boots from a narrow selection of manufacturers and types, noting that only steel or "safety" toe boots are available. A few years ago, the choices were expanded to offer "packages" that would include high-vis tee shirts, rain gear, that type of thing. The "packages" and boots are what is being taken away. As far as I know, CSX will still supply safety glasses and high-vis vests. I only took advantage of the boots when they offered Red Wings about 15 years ago. Since then I have bought my own Red Wings because I don't care for steel or "safety" toe boots, as they are not required by rule.