Auto Mechanics Beware of Jack Stand Violations and Hazards

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    To My Fellow UPS Workers,

    The purpose of this discussion thread is not to gripe or complain about conditions at UPS, management, the Union or for that matter anything at all about UPS. The sole purpose of this discussion thread is to discuss the following work-related issue with other employees as an initial step in engaging in some concerted activity to bring this issue up to the company as a group.

    It is my hope that by addressing this issue in concert we not only be working for our own mutual aid, protection and improved working conditions, but we will be working for the benefit of any and all coworkers that may have been adversely affected by this issue.

    While visiting various facilities Integrity has noticed that there are significant unsafe practices while using automotive type jack stands.

    Mechanics, review the instructions and the practices for yourselves and you will see.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
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  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  3. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

  4. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Using two pair of jackstands, although I prefer using a third pair in the middle of a vehicle, is a common practice and has been going on in countless garages since the beginning of time.

    A non-issue here.
     
  5. Just dont do,a hand stand. that would not be safe!
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    She's got the jack .. stands?
     
  7. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    VonDutch,

    It may be a non-issue to you but it certainly is a issue to the manufacturer of the jack stands.

    This practice is surely a OSHA violation regardless of how long or how common of a practice.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  8. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Under which OSHA guideline is it quoted and what is your mechanical experience to base your opinions on?

    I have been turning wrenches on everything from hotrods to farm equipment since I was old enough to turn a wrench.
     
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  9. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    VonDutch,

    I know it is not common amongst blue collared workers but did you read the operator manual for the jack stands provided in the link?

    It is clearly in the manufacturer instructions.

    You don't need mechanical experience, you just need to know how to read.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  10. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    It is clearly in the instructions of that brand.
    Is that the brand used by UPS mechanics?
    Once again, what OSHA guidelines are you quoting?
    .......and your mechanical experience is?
     
  11. Dont be a dick.
    Sincerely,

    IVE
     
  12. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    VonDutch,

    My mechanical experience and knowledge is vast.

    You can go on the OSHA site to get the number but it is common knowledge that following manufacturers directions is an OSHA standard.

    This brand is used in UPS along with other brands also.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  13. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Integrity- can you share the results of your ongoing threads that you have started on Brown Cafe? In other words- have you accomplished anything? This is not meant to start a fight. Just curious. Thank you.
     
  14. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Wow take your petty little battle somewhere else...
     
  15. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Might as well ask UPS to install lift posts.
     
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  16. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    I, with all the violations you have noticed, why would you not file a class-action lawsuit and collect millions from the company. Upon your victorious litigation, you wouldn't have to work for such a low-class and unsafe employer.
     
  17. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    What,dyabringmetoday???,

    Discussion.

    I have achieved discussion with fine folks such as yourself.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So, in other words, you are all talk, no action.
     
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  19. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    youllbefine,

    Safety and caring for others will never be a petty battle.

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  20. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest