Improve Our Safety

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownbyNight, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. BrownbyNight

    BrownbyNight New Member

    Hey everyone,

    I'm brand new here and this is my first post, so let me apologize for any toes I instantly step on by being a PT Supervisor.

    Now, the reason I'm here:

    Our Safety.

    It's abysmal. It really is. Not our 'safety picture'. Not our DART frequency. Not our numbers. Not anything to do with production! I'm talking about our safety being poor.

    I know there is a lot of inherent resentment towards the word "safety" at UPS. A lot of it gets blown back on the safety supervisor. In fact, so much so, that it can wear on someone very quick (no wonder there is a lot of turnover in that spot!). But some of us do care, which is why I'm electing to take my free time each week to come on here, if there is interest, and talk with any of you that may have questions about body mechanics or chronic 'sores'. You'd be surprised how much of our bodies problems can be fixed by correct lifting posture (and I mean it goes so much deeper than the 8 Keys!). I have a pretty expansive background in athletics and I'm well versed in body building, performance training both fast and slow twitch muscle fibers, and lumbar (lower back) strengthening/posture.

    Please note that I am not a doctor and in no way am I offering this in lieu of medical advice. Do NOT seek my opinion in lieu of medical advice. Again, do NOT seek my opinion in lieu of medical advice. Nor does telling me about your injury count as 'telling a supervisor' when reporting an injury (and always report your injuries immediately!!!!).

    If any of you are interested I'd love to discuss and/or offer advice for keeping your body healthy. My specialty is body mechanics, but I can also help mildly with nutrition. Anyone who is interested just drop a small post in the thread and I'll get to it as soon as I get a chance! Ask anything about joint movement, high-risk injuries, preventative strengthening exercises, and more!

    Thanks and I hope to help any questions you may have!
     
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  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

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  3. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Can you explain our stretching procedures and how "bending" at the waist to stretch our lower back is considered wrong?
     
  4. BrownbyNight

    BrownbyNight New Member

    I'm really trying to stay directly away from giving advice on/around/about company policies :o:o. It'd be best if you considered me as someone who doesn't even work for the company.

    I don't want to push any lines. I do believe the safety at UPS needs to be better. However, I can't affect production, and I'm working on a college degree so I won't be around the company for long enough to make that impact later on.

    If you're having problems with your lower back I'd be happy to talk about some generic causes that could be hurting you?
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Integrity's cousin?
     
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  6. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Guy's been on my ignore list for months and that was still my first thought too.
     
  7. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

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  8. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    No. I wanted to discuss our so-called "proper stretching" methods.

    Here is a question for ya - what contributes the most to tired feet/legs, an improper fitting shoe which does not support pronation issues you may have or the overall weight of the shoe?


    :devil:
     
  9. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    More like Evil Twin.
     
  10. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Both @turdferguson and @IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U suffer chronic Elephantitus of the nut sac,causing them to walk hunched over. Due to this strange posture it has caused lower back problems I am sure they could use some advice.
     
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  11. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    You*
    Hope that helps
     
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  12. Yes it did.
     
  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I like the notification of how we are ignoring content by a member.
     
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  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Tell me again how using more than 2 jackstands is a threat to my well being.
     
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  15. Because he is one Jack off?
     
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  16. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    I don't understand what you mean by that, Cosmo. Please try to limit your posts to only; thoughtful contributions.

    Sincerely, H.
     
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  17. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Funny Imitator, you are!:)
     
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  18. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Such as my contribution?
     
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  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Is that why they call you Tripod?
     
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  20. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Who would that be