Ebola and your DIAD

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by undies, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. undies

    undies Active Member

    In my years as a driver, I've has some questionable people grab it and sign. People that looked like they haven't showered in months, were about to die or just plain looked gross.

    Now that a case has been confirmed in the US, I fear we may help to spread the infection in the near future. Am I being paranoid?
     
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  2. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Oh brother
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Yes. Unless you plan to exchange bodily fluids with your customers, you should be good.
     
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  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    That's why they invented hand sanitizer.
     
  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    QUICK! everybody into feeders!:whiteflag:
     
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  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Dead man walking.
     
  7. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    If you send a PM to Integrity, he can discuss this egregious safety violation in private.



    -Bug-
     
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Ebola's
    not airborne. It can only be spread through bodily fluids. The virus spreads when blood, semen, urine, vomit, feces, or other bodily fluids of an infected person come into contact with someone else's mucus membranes.
     
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  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  10. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    WOW. That is everything you wanted to know about body fluids, but were afraid to ask!
     
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  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    What are you going to do? Bleed on me?
     
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  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    How do you know if someone might have semen, urine, vomit on their hands..................Or if they been digging in their ear with the car keys, or if they just got done feeding one of their babies, and got breast milk on their hands. Or if they hawkered and wiped their nose with their hands, then on their pants. IMO its easier to come in contact with someone elses bodily fluids than you ever wanted to. I am not letting anyone touch my board if they look sleezy.
     
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  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Ebola is spread by body fluids and a sneeze can make it airborne (although technically its not an airborne virus) and has been a way to spread the infection.
     
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  14. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    If I were in Dallas I'd be thinking about this. There were probably at least a couple hundred on that plane with that guy, and who knows how many on that plane since.
     
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I picked the wrong thread to read while eating.
     
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    And my son may have been on that plane, he lives in Ohio, and working in Dallas!!!!!
     
  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Ebola is serious, but you're more likely to get that Enterovirus that's going around.
     
  18. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Been there had it. I only had it mildly compared to my grandkids. I picked them up in Wisconsin, driving back to Ohio, and by Chicago, I had three little girls with a cough that was so intense, made them upchuck their food, and couldnt breathe when coughing. It was a terrible ride home. 3 kids, a large doberman, and a husband. Ill mark that in my book as the worst vacation EVER. The kids were not bad , not too bad during the day, But OMG night time. Then my husband got it and didnt get out of bed for a week. I just drugged everyone with Nyquil. And when they went to sleep at 830, so did I, because I knew I would be up sporadically all night long, and I was.
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    How many day would this get me off?
     
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    On the plane he had no symptoms.....the Dr. at CDC said it's only contagious when the symptoms are present. So, the other people on the plane are probably OK.
    They need to check out his family and whoever he visited after his arrival in N.Dallas. It can take up to 21 days for symptoms to appear if someone is exposed. I hope they can keep it I N. Dallas....contain it there...BUT...my gut says...
    uh oh !

    Why can't they just stop any travelers from Sierra Leone & Liberia from entering this country ?
     
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