Breathing in a lot of debris/dust at work

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by taylorswiftyyes, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. taylorswiftyyes

    taylorswiftyyes New Member

    The trailers and the facility itself is really dusty. And I find myself constantly breathing in this dust. And I get coughing fits. This dust gets especially bad when irregs are dropped or when I'm cleaning up skids.

    I'm starting to fear for my health.

    I've noticed some workers wear masks. But most people don't wear masks.

    Should I start wearing a mask or would that be stupid?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you feel that your health may be at risk then by all means wear a mask.
     
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  3. Travwise

    Travwise Active Member

    I think asking this question is more stupid than wearing a mask.
     
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  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    FFS do what you want. They will not allow us to wear masks in my building. I've got 9 years of hub dust, dirt and diesel fumes in my lungs...and the black hub snot boogers you blow out of your nose after working a shift. Thia is not a job you stay clean while doing....get used to it.
     
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  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If it concerns you, you probably should not work a double shift.
     
  6. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Wear a mask or don't. If you want to cough and breath in dust then don't wear one, if you want peace of mind, then wear one. Nobody is going to think you look stupid. Kind of a simple solution.
     
  7. wage EARNER

    wage EARNER Member

    I wear a full Vader helmut/respirator. I used to wear the cape too, but it got caught in a conveyor.
     
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  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    What would Taylor Swift do?
     
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    oldngray nowhere special

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  10. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Shake it off?
     
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  11. Lead Belly

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  12. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

  13. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Follow up question ::

    Boxes are dirty at my hub. I find myself getting dirty all the time.
    I can't get it off my hands, that pumice cleaner is too harsh for my uncalloused hands.
    I've noticed some workers wearing gloves, but most people don't wear gloves.

    Should I start wearing gloves ??
     
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  14. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

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  15. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I switched it already.
     
  16. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    Sawdust has been recognized as a carcinogen. Cardboard is made from paper, ie wood. It isn't rocket science.
     
  17. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    If it's not that stuff it's something else that's going to get us.
     
  18. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    my old railway job had some kind of grinding plant next to it, all kinds of :censored2: in the air. glad i left.
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    No. You should whine and cry on an internet forum.;)
     
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  20. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    True dat.