Safety Recognition Idea's

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Billy, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Billy

    Billy New Member

    We use to hand out green cards to people that were noticed for a safely working. The recipient would hand it in to the safety team and get a t shirt, or hat, or something. Recently our center manager ask the safety team to come up with a new thing since the green cards seemed ineffective. What does your center do to recognize safety? Or if you have any thoughts on a new idea.
  2. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    That's silly Billy, you get a green card from the government, so you can work for UPS. If UPS gives you a green card, does that mean you can work for the government?
  3. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

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  4. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    In my hub all the twi has green cards & it's not for safety
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Just curious are most of the "green card" workers from Mexico? Before anyone gets their panties in a wad, I'm not targeting anyone, just wondering where the majority of green cards come from.
  6. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Screw the green cards, red cards, blue cards, whatever. A simple, sincere "Ya did good today" or even a "You didn't suck nearly as much today as yesterday" would go a long way.
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Mexico leads in the number of legal permanent residents by a pretty large margin with around 3.5 million. The Philippines is in second place with around a half million, so it's not even close.
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    thanks for that info.
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    what the number for India ?
    what the breakdown of HB-1"s ?
  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    India is in 3rd, pretty much neck and neck with the P.I.
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The best reward UPS could give out for safe work....would be a card entitling the bearer to a 3-week break from having to attend meetings in the "safe zone" to recite acronyms and commentaries.
  12. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Or a 3 point seat belt!
  13. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    if ups gave me green cards, i would go down to home depot and sell them for $1,000 a piece
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    OK ...Livin da Dream, you don't suck nearly as much as BBAG.
  15. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    They were handing out yellow cards for all the drivers to fill out for prizes. It lasted for a week but when Haywood Gablomie ,Hugh G. Rection, and Peter Hertz failed to claim there prizes the company gave up on that idea.
  16. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Since the safety awards, etc. have all gone down the crapper,
    hubby's feeder dept. will occasionally fire up the grill and have
    hot dogs, hamburgers and fixings for the guys at the end of their
    day (or night) to celebrate a certain time frame of no accidents/injuries.

    To keep hub workers, who have a turn over rate of about 99%,
    the company often offering them free grilled meals and cake
    as they came in to start a shift. Considering they might stay for a
    week, it rather urked the drivers who walked by all that food on their
    way out after a hard day, considering they'd been with the company for how many years...:dissapointed:
    We even had part of the hub set aside with free arcade games for hub rats only, hoping that would entice them to stay...
  17. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    If the unload here goes injury free for a week, it's pop or bottled water for everybody on Wednesday. (Wed to Wed)
  18. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  19. Squeeze the Grapes

    Squeeze the Grapes New Member

    We all know safety at Ups is a facade. In fact, there is no correlation between safety and performance at Ups as ruled on by the Superior Court. However, safety is something we can all hide behind in that it is as a whole important. I have always advocated for useful items from our safety co-chairs. Things such as Ups raincoats or umbrellas, Ups socks, summer or winter hats, gift certificates for regulations footwear, flashlights, etc...Basically the useful items that are paid for by hourlies or aren't provided. Good Luck trying to get them though. As with anything at Ups its always a great idea but the logic goes out the window
  20. Billy

    Billy New Member

    Seems everyone feels that it's nothing more than more corporate ha ruff.This may be the case, but wouldn't you like to make the best of it? Saying thank you for lifting that box safe is not really going to cut it in the long run. This is an individual recognition program so the cook out ( though a wonderful idea ) wouldn't work. I like the socks and useful items angle.