loader's boots confiscated

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 10_000_Rule, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. 10_000_Rule

    10_000_Rule New Member

    back in july i loaded a nonmarked hazmat in a trailer- mercury in a glass jar. the jar was broken and spilled on the floor of the trailer. mgmt evac'd the trailer but not the building. next day mgmt demanded my boots, gloves and pants ("contaminated") and promised me new boots plus reimbursement. Despite repeated requests from mgmt i have neither. what do i do? oh yeah they also offered to pay for me to get tested but absolutely wouldn't pay for 'treatment'
     
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    One get with your BA and tell them what happen and two you learned something you don't give them anything up front when they say they will reimburse you
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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  4. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    Google the osha office that has jurisdiction of your area and explain this whole deal to them. You may have to write a letter to them about these circumstances and you should sign it as well.

    You are talking about your long term health issues....not a small thing. Do it ASAP.
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    And don't listen to UPS's threats. They WILL be paying for testing AND treatment.
     
  6. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    And possibly a fine for not reacting to the health risk...or initiating a proper cleanup.

    If they retaliate against you in any way remind them of the "Whistleblower" clause. Get and record the osha agents name and phone number when you call.
     
  7. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    You have to give up clothing in a contamination issue especially involving mercury.

    They should have replaced (or reimbursed you for) your personal items immediately.

    That's totally bull crap. Another "peon" treated like you don't matter.
     
  8. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    There was a mercury thermometer dropped in a grammar school classroom. I was told that the cleanup was well over $100,000.

    I can't verify how factual those figures were, but I know its a big deal with mercury spills.
     
  9. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I agree but they didnt take is stuff until the next day , so he went home with the contaminated items that right there is more of a issue
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Don't call the local government's local poison control center if you drop a CFL.
    That can result in $2,000 - $12,000 in clean up charges.

    Follow these steps but don't call any government under any circumstances:
    http://www2.epa.gov/cfl/cleaning-broken-cfl
     
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  11. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    That really bad. Gonna have to rip up the flooring in his home? Or worse.
     
  12. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    This happen in July and you haven't done anything in more than 5 months ??? Dude stand up for your rights Then next day you should have been in the office with your steward and if nothing was done that week the next week you should have called your BA.

    You need to talk with your steward and or BA ASAP. Apparently you talking to management by yourself isn't working.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You mean broken CFL's don't go in the trash?
     
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  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I drop them into catch basins at the street. That's OK, right?
     
  15. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    $ is the issue... don't ever forget it.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Only if you wash them down with used motor oil.
     
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  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    After they took your boots the next day I would shown up in white tennis shoes and said I can't afford boots. That way you get the money up front for your next boots.
     
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  18. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I would have came in flip flops
     
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  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Management may have not thought that he would still be working here 6 months later.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Probably thought he would die from mercury exposure!
     
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