Biohazard Banishment

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MC4YOU2, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    At the pcm today we were read a statement saying that chewing tobacco and sunflower seeds were not allowed "on ups property" and anyone even posessing them would be disciplined/terminated due to biohazard risk when they are expelled. No mention of peeing in the truck when you can't find a restroom though.
  2. thelus

    thelus Package Car Whipping Boy

    did you ask your supervisor if he did any drugs in the past week?:speechless:
  3. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    What about pumpkin seeds?
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Bout time. Nothing like working in an area where there is spit and droppings all over the floor.

    Either one makes for a nasty work environment for coworkers.

  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Its the old story about a few ruining it for the rest. Some are just born slobs.
  6. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Won't ever happen at my center. Both the center manager and preload supe chew, so that rule isn't coming to our center........
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I'm not normally a big fan of banning things, but I do find chew spit to be pretty revolting.

    In my building, use of tobacco in any form is only allowed in the designated outdoor smoking area. I do see a few chewers breaking the rule, but they are pretty discreet about it and very careful about where they spit.
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Ahhh shoot, real men don't spit when they chew.
  9. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I would agree with that. Chew all you want, just make sure you swallow.... GULP!
  10. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

  11. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    I used to chew and I'd always have empty gatorade bottle with me to spit into
  12. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    So many ways to respond...:happy-very:
  13. upssup

    upssup New Member

    Nothing like working on a package car with chew, seeds or worse on the floor that you need to lay on. Unbelievable. Do these same people do this in their own cars, i really doubt it. But then again.......
  14. robot

    robot Large Member

    My old preload sup chewed tobacco. I was retrieving an envelope which fell underneath a package car and stuck my hand right in a puddle of his spit. I wanted to kill that guy.

    I also can't stand people who smoke in their tractors! It's not yours so don't stink it up for other people you inconsiderate *************!
    Lasted edited by : Feb 18, 2010
  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Real men swallow?
  16. Dustyroads

    Dustyroads New Member

    Man, I have to agree with you 200% on this one. I've carefully explained to everyone who might have occassion to sit in the seat of my package car that they cannot spit ANYTHING on my dash, on my floor, on the fact, all of their holes are one way chutes, they can put whatever they want inside, but nothing comes out inside my package car. We tested it once, and the rule stands. It is soooo gross. Do the individuals who spit sunflower seeds all over the equipment I work in, really think that their bodily fluids are not leaving with the seed shell? When my rule was tested, I offered to go spit some stuff in the individual's personal car, and we got the message across clearly.

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    I couldn't agree with you more, The driver that's covers my rte when I go in vacation chews tobacco, When I come back from vacation there is spit marks on the floor, in the back and all over the drivers window of the pkg car, it is so nasty and I keep my Pkg car very clean. BTW They should also ban birds in buildings, every Monday morning there is bird **** on the drivers seat of my Pkg car, that’s going to be one dead bird, if I can catch him.
  18. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Saliva is a body fluid. So is blood.

    In this age of body fluid transmitted diseases, why would the piglets at ups thing theirs does not count?

    Its called consideration for the other people in the work area, from maintenance, automotive, package handlers, to drivers that have to follow after you, we dont want, and have the right to work in an area free of contamination.

    And UPS is finally getting the picture and taking actions to stop the biohazzard issue.

    I we still have package cars that the metal part of the door has dissolved over the years because of spit that did not make it out the door.

  19. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    You guys should refuse to work in cars with spit all over them. I would refuse to drive it or work on it, and call the HazMat responder to clean it up. Do this a few times and I GUARANTEE the problem child will be taken care of.
  20. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    That is actually the best response. It is just as hazzardous as spilled blood. And if the mechanics would all push the issue, then it would be taken care of in short order.