NorCal hub goes 30,000 days injury free?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by GoneBrown, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. GoneBrown

    GoneBrown New Member

    Logging in to the Upsers site this morning I noticed the banner at the top showing a picture of a NorCal sort holding a banner reading, "Local Sort 30,000 Safe Workday No Injury."

    Then the caption below reads, "... celebrates 30,000 safe work days. No injuries since June 2009."

    Does anyone else see the problem with this?
     
  2. tre305

    tre305 Member

    When I logged on this morning to check my pay stub I honestly thought it said "local sort". I usually take a minute to read em but just over looked it this morning. If so that's freaking crazy. Most my center has had since I've been with the company is a little over 100 days inside.
     
  3. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest


    no. you muliply number of employees by work days. ex. 600 days by 50 employees equals 30000 safe work days. or are there several hundred employees?
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    upsers.com is down at the moment so I can't verify the story but cumulative safe work days are calculated by multiplying the number of employees by the number of days worked without an injury.
     
  5. GoneBrown

    GoneBrown New Member

    Ah! I understand now. At first I was thinking the hub went 84 years or something without an injury. :)
     
  6. Not to take anything away from that number ( any day without an injury is a great day !) But I hate to see UPSers.com put up numbers like that when there are hubs that are gaining huge safe work day numbers and are never recognized . Our preload went 2 years without and injury , something like 90 some thousand safe work days . And no one ever said a word about our accomplishment .
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Is that 30,000 work days without someone reporting an accident because they felt it would put a target on their back? If everyone reported every accident "no matter how minor", like all the safety posters say, I seriously doubt a center could make it through a single day. I bet everyone on here could tell a story about some rookie being talked out of filing an injury report by being told to just give it a day or two and they will be better.
     
  8. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    that would be 1,533,000 safe work days if you are talking just 50 employees.
     
  9. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    CoNGrAtS 43,200,000 SaFe WoRK MiNUTEs! KeEp It Up!
     
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    2,592,000,000 seconds working safely. Epic.
     
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My center was over a year accident-free, but because it did not happen January-December, nothing was said.
     
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Bullschitt
     
  13. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest


    was this during a leap year?
     
  14. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member


    UPS management, true to their love of "fudgeable" numbers, can turn a big percentage of legitimate injuries into something that doesn't show up on paper.

    Or maybe it's just some UPS voodoo healing going on.
     
  15. jaker

    jaker trolling

    So no injuries since 2009 saved the company a crap load of money and for all that you get a breakfast omelet

    Yeah that sounds fair
     
  16. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    i have been working 44 years without a lost time injury. ( been injured many times but never missed work because of it ) one time I was in the emergency room for 7 hrs , went home , slept and drove feeder that night.

    i deserve something.
     
  17. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    My building hit 100k days a year or two back.. they bought cheap steak and fed the sort, had high ups from district there. It was a big deal. Gotta hand it to my building's training/safety department. They are probably among the best in the country at suppressing injury reports and intimidating/begging people not to report getting hurt on the job.
     
  18. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    For example, there was a guy that got hurt going up a defective ladder a few years ago. Had to get massive shoulder surgery and would be out 6+ months.. sort manager allowed him to report to work daily, clock in, go home and would verify him for his 3 1/2 hour gurantee in exchange for not reporting a lost-time injury. This went on for about a year. We had a safety committee member get hit my an improperly stacked piece of hardware.. had to get stitches. Was begged/convinced not to report that one. A FT combo was threatened with termination for dishonesty over reporting an injury. The list goes on and on.