Safety Committee Disbanded?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SlowRide80k, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. SlowRide80k

    SlowRide80k My other one is Red Tag'd

    Safety Committee members were contacted by the Union today and told they are no longer to clock in early for safety work? Told this is supposed to happen throughout New England. (i am not a committee member) Anyone else have this happen at their building?
     
  2. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard anything I'll have to ask my fellow safety committee members if they heard anything when I go to work tomorrow.
     
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Be safe anyway.
     
  4. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Yea who needs a safety committee anyways,money is all that's important.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    The only thing that really matters my Canadian brother from another mother is we bring it in safe.
     
  6. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Here in NYC @ Local 804, we haven't been going in months.
    -http://teamsterslocal804.org/story/local-804-pulls-safety-committees

    -http://teamsterslocal804.org/sites/teamsterslocal804.org/files/letter_to_safety_committees.pdf
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    there has just recently been an uprise of complaining about this in my center.
     
  8. Signature Only

    Signature Only Blue in Brown

    So far all is quiet on the western front.
     
  9. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Local 42 stopped the Package Car Drivers' Safety Committee in the Lynnfield, Ma. building a while ago.
     
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Safety should be NUMBER ONE! That being said, the "safety committee" is a joke. Nice way to make a few extra bucks, but no real substance. Safety does not matter to a lot of management at UPS. DART matters, not safety. If safety did matter, there would not be one person on the site able to say they have seen a sup of any level pressure another employee out of an accident report or, better yet, OUTRIGHT DENY an accident report to any employee. I, for one, have witnessed such occurrences. Why there hasn't been some type of national grievance on this subject is beyond my scope of understanding.
     
  11. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    What about SUPS who refuse to clean up liquid spills because their is no time to clean it up. Unloading trailers first, clean up liquid spills is second.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I guess that depends upon whether it is safe to work around the spill or not.
     
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Been there, seen that. Again, if safety was #1, no one would be able to say they have ever seen this occur.
     
  14. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Safety is important when someone gets hurt. Otherwise those magical numbers they have to meet take precedence over everything else.
     
  15. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    People don't matter . . . numbers do.
     
  16. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    To answer the original question posed, we do still have a safety committee in our building but our BA has considered disbanding it if they "misbehave".
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I'm surprised that has not happened there yet.
     
  18. RampGirlSDF

    RampGirlSDF New Member

    We have a safety committee also and it is a freaking joke! Those people who promote safety and spew all that jargon are the first ones to do something against policy and procedures...but low and behold if one sees you doing something unsafe then heaven help you. :) ...I was once on the CHSP thing and I got nothing out of it...maybe a few extra minutes here and there...but never felt quite right telling someone else how they should or shouldn't do their job...and plus you get laughed at and get the one finger salute. I've seen no hard work involved in doing the safety thing...but I've seen how safety matters when someone gets hurt or when there's an audit coming our way. That's when it matters.
     
  19. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    ...but I've seen how safety matters when someone gets hurt or when there's an audit coming our way. That's when it matters.[/QUOTE]

    This line says it all. We don't touch safety where I'm at unless the Keter rumor starts circulating, unless of course, someone gets hurt. We were told recently that knowing all the safety dribble is a "job requirement" and that we should be studying it on our own time to make sure we know it all. At the pcm some of us, including me, started laughing at this comment. When the company doesn't want to spend any "on the clock" time studying safety, why should I waste my personal time studying their crap?

    Sorry, but I've got beer to drink, thank you. :beerhat:
     
  20. RampGirlSDF

    RampGirlSDF New Member



    This line says it all. We don't touch safety where I'm at unless the Keter rumor starts circulating, unless of course, someone gets hurt. We were told recently that knowing all the safety dribble is a "job requirement" and that we should be studying it on our own time to make sure we know it all. At the pcm some of us, including me, started laughing at this comment. When the company doesn't want to spend any "on the clock" time studying safety, why should I waste my personal time studying their crap?

    Sorry, but I've got beer to drink, thank you. :beerhat:[/QUOTE]

    Me too buddy!! *cheers*