Safety concern, digging through truck per Orion

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS98, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    First off, i was reading a post, that a fellow worker has passed, possible due to the Heat... sorry to hear that..

    My major concern is... its about 200 degrees in the back of this truck and normally our trucks are ran off by Pal order.. but this Orion has us digging through, overloaded random spots in the tuck.... i can deal with the heat, but the past few days on this new system, i felt like i cant handle it... i do stay very hydrated and im not a problem guy..and get :censored2: done. i do see in the near future..but hope not.. there will be a record number of drivers having Heat Exauction due to Orion... i dont think this was accounted for.... and we cant keep bulk head door open, to try and cool things.. but, i bet you see us signing off a paper about Hydration at Pcm.. stay safe my friends
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    200 degrees is a bit of an exaggeration but the rest of your post has validity.

    They are just boxes-----certainly not worth losing one's life over.
     
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  3. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    Upstate Ny guy.... 200 degrees sounds about right here down south.. if not more.. i just dont know how u guys do it in the winter..
     
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  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If you feel it's a safety concern then don't do it. Or in order to make it safe just open the rear bulkhead door everytime. Remember we don't recongnize numbers.
     
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  5. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    Aaaahhhh haaaa.... i never said what i actally do.... the best Ups driver Reply is on every issue is......." Im Working Safe"
     
  6. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    It's a cluster flock that upper management didn't think about and will continue to ignore at the cost of drivers.
    Hopefully our union will make it an issue.

    Overloaded PC's because they cut routes, yet expect drivers to follow Orion. Its leads to excessive time in the back searching for packages. During the extreme hot summer months drivers will begin dropping like flies.

    Hopefully our union does the right thing on the next contract.
     
  7. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    #SaveMiles
     
  8. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Maybe management DID think about this! It's there way to get the senior old timers in poor health to (finally) kick the bucket! Think of the $$$ saved!

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Good. Maybe I can move up in seniority and finally get those sweet routes from those old lazy :censored2:s
     
  10. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    It's not like UPS has an army of lawyers to fight any possible wrongful death lawsuits.

    Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if next week we get 5 minutes of heat and hydration training with a form to sign just to protect UPS.

    But otherwise, it's business as usual.

    Protect yourselves my brothers and sister UPS drivers.

    No one else will.
     
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  11. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    I wouldent knock the old guys, things changed over the years, and its killing them...... and after the 37 years im going to put in... im going to get there too someday.. another 20 to go...
     
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  12. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    The majority voted and agreed to the changes.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Water boils at 212.

    There is no way the temp in the cargo area gets anywhere near 200 degrees.
     
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  14. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    Upstate guy, how do you think i get a hot meal every day..... its about 200 degrees... come with me one day and i bet you step in the back.. your first reply would be... damn its like 200 degrees back here...
     
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  15. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I've seen infrared thermometer readings of 140F+ from the cargo area of a package car. On a record breaking day with temperatures in the lower 100's, it's conceivable they could reach 150F+. Not quite 200 degrees but in the same ballpark.
     
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  16. hellfire

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

    Who has to dig for packages? Everything is in perfect order, stop for stop. Guess you didnt see the orion propaganda video
     
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  17. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    U guys..... lol..... all i am trying to say......the first thing you would say when digging... is damn, its like 200 degrees back here
     
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    At 200 degrees your tires would melt. It isn't 200 degrees in your package car. I dare you to get a thermometer and test it.
    That's called hyperbole.
    Going from 140 to 200 is a huge stretch. That's an over 40% difference. Plus I think you'd agree saying 60 degrees and 0 aren't in the same ball park.
     
  19. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    The highest temp I've seen back there is 130. But the humidity bumps the "feel like temp" allot higher. Here in the south you have to look at both temps when checking the weather.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    130 is a certainty. 150 is very possible in some areas. A little higher is possible but I really doubt it would get above 160-170 max. No way it could get to 200.