The Hypocrisy of UPS Safety

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HEFFERNAN, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    For 3 months, UPS supervisors stand there and tells you that "walking like a duck or penguin" is the correct way to walk on slippery driveways and ice. THEN, someone in our district gets hurt walking on ice in a driveway !!!

    Now, apparently, the driver should have known that there was ice there and should have EC'd the stop. This company can not have it both ways. This company's safety committee makes a mockery of drivers who do the right thing and do it the way they're told. This kind of corporate stupidity in our company shows how laughable their daily rhetoric of safety really is. I can't wait to EC every stop I drive to in the dark during our next freeze.
     
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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Walk like a penguin? Do penguins not fall?
     
  3. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    I love how we're sent out in blizzards to deliver cardboard. Days in which just about every business is closed. Everyone gets the day off when all they have to do is drive to and from work. We have to make 150 stops and drive 75 miles (average) during a blizzard going from one closed business to another. Then all the people at home with the day off are always shocked to see us with their package. Safety? BS!
     
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  4. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Safety meetings 3 times a week for new drivers. New driver has accident. Have to cancel next safety meeting because there are too many people with 9.5s.

    "Safety first" is a joke. More like Safety first, until it gets in the way of production. Then "Production first. Safety second, if at all."
     
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I've seen a driver step out of the truck onto ice. Well apparently it was a pothole and not real thick. Broke through and broke his ankle. Driver should of had 3 points of contact. He didn't hold onto the handle long enough.


    3 weeks later a driver slips while still holding onto the handle. Rips his bicep off the bone. Driver should of let go of the handle sooner.



    Lmao
     
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  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If I Ec'd every icy driveway I would have 3 months worth of stops piled up.
     
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  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    If you add in where black ice COULD be man o man. Lol
     
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  8. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    LOL, That's the whole point of this thread.
    UPS wants you to take all the risk, but when you get hurt, you shouldn't have risked it.
    It's a Monday Morning QB meeting every day in this place.
     
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  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    We have to decide upon which decision we will get second guessed on.
     
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  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Uhhhh all of them.
     
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  11. 35years

    35years Active Member

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  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

     
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    rod retired and happy

     
  14. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Dumbest safety method UPS preaches is not bending at the waist to stretch your lower back. FYI ups - Just hands on your hips is not a stretch.
    And they wonder why lower back is one of the most common injuries.

    Our management has never been trained on instructing employees how to properly stretch.


    * Never force a stretch.
     
  15. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    My old center manager was a short fat guy who looked like a bit like a penguin anyway. The first time he demonstrated the "penguin ice walk technique" I nearly spit my coffee up.

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  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Something similar happened to me. I slipped stepping out of truck. I followed methods and had 3 points of contact. My hand got stuck in the handle when I slipped and I tore a rotator cuff.
     
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    No one should be surprised by contradictory edicts from management. That way, no matter what, it will always be our fault. Have a strain? You didn't stretch. Slip on Ice? You didn't wear your cleats. I actually had a center manager get mad because I didn't have any EC's. He would have jumped on my back if I had EC'ed them and the customer called in a complaint.
     
  18. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Love having to do the turnaround first on a deadend street, then walking the package across an icy road instead of stepping off onto a bone dry shoveled sidewalk. I get the back first policy. Do it in my personal vehicles. But the 100 foot part of that policy is insane.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's actually 500'.
     
  20. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    100 here. Nothing is the same from one state to the next.