The Hazmat and the broken/damaged packages training we all so wonderfully received seems to be ignored 9/10 times by top supervisors who are just worried about keeping the line going.
Totally unsafe! Had a few boxes brake several times on my line last week... liquid ALL OVER the floor next to my truck and my coworker's truck. They didn't clean it up or even fully acknowledge it for almost an hour... maybe a tiny bit under an hour, like that's even better!?
They finally got the haz mat person to clean it up... meanwhile, I couldn't get infront of my first truck for boxes coming down the line and had to constantly watch that I wasn't stepping in it.
Today.... I actually mentioned something to the security person walking around checking trucks for broken boxes, open boxes, etc......
I had half of a truck filled up with ORMD Consumer Commodities.... hairspray or nail polish... something... pretty sure hairspray and aerosols... going to a beauty supply or beauty store. Here's the messed up part. I claimed that my head was a bit dizzy and the fumes were getting to me. I told my top supervisor... the full time sup that.... pointed in the general area of where it might me.... he looked for maybe 2 seconds and then decided, "just work... get it done... we're almost done... can you clean up the aisle....." etc etc.... and "don't worry about it". Okay, didn't check what was inside them to see if it was of concern, etc. Expected me to keep going in the truck. As a result, I wound up holding my breath when I went in to place a package. It was horrible. I've had a bit of post nasal drip today because of that, and dust as usual among other things.... I'm really pissed!
So anyway, when I mentioned it to the security guy, he said he'd write down the truck # and get it checked out... I mean that's his area of expertise and such.... and I told him that the ft sup just brushed it off. Someone also keeps deciding on my line and i'm pretty sure it's the ft sup that broken boxes should keep being sent up the line back to the trucks to be loaded.... damaged boxes. I brought it up with the guy that I didn't put it there.... he said he saw it and had taken a picture of it... and I put the full blame on the ft sup. They're more worried about line completion on time than they are about our safety and what the customer gets at their doorstep. It's messed up... I'm sure this has been going on forever with them, but what should I do about it if it keeps on happening? I can't be a tattle-tale at least I can't be held as the one who told... I'd be ok with being anonymous however.