It is my company policy to wear shorts anytime it gets over 80 degrees outside. Here in Southern California that happens a lot. For the second time this month I was denied access to a customers shop because my uniform includes shorts. I have short hair, wore safety glasses and steel toed shoes as well as no jewelry and wearing shorts made me a safety hazard. Other than people being distracted by my muscular calves what possible hazard could wearing shorts in a shop violate? *Note, both companies are huge management intense companies. One is union the other is an excellent target for one. For one I went out and bought some pants, today I was given a one size fits all painters over smock. I was way more unsafe in that than if I just wore shorts. The absurdity of the situation was quite amusing to everyone who saw me. No one enforcing the rule could explain why shorts are a safety hazard. I think it is an OSHA rule is the only explanation I got. Does anyone else have a no shorts rule and what is the explanation? It isn't worth losing business over so now I just keep a spare pair of long pants in my truck just in case. The first time I heard "we can't let you in with shorts." I thought they were kidding. The second time got me wondering how many people have that rule?