“On Topic Only” Hand Injures

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Do you report all injuries to your hands even the small ones??

    Does your facility provide gloves for package handlers??


    When visiting a Facility an employee asked about the gloves that I had.

    I told him that I got them while at another facility and that all employees at that facility were able to get them.

    He was irritated that he was not provided gloves for package handling as some other employees in other buildings were.

    I told him this lack of consistency didn’t surprise me but I asked him if it was a practice in his hub to report all injuries regardless of the severity, particularly small injuries to the hand. He laughed at me and said absolutely not.

    I suggested that if all, and I mean all, injuries to the hand were reported it wouldn’t take long for gloves to be supplied to package handlers.

    I told him I wasn’t sure if that is why the other facility got gloves or not but I do know that reporting all hand injuries even the small ones would eventually
    result in the provision of gloves if you handle the situation correctly with Integrity.

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  2. Brownslave688

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

    “All injuries”

    Like a scratch?
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You're really supposed to. You always hear "What if tomorrow your scratch is infected?"
    I'm not saying I would, but it's probably the smart thing to do.
     
  4. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Yes, all injuries.
     
  5. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Does your facility provide gloves to package handlers?
     
  6. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Agreed, all hand injuries should be reported regardless of the severity.

    Does your facility provide gloves to package handlers?
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Why should they? They don’t provide shoes for my feet
     
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  8. Yes
     
  9. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I didn’t say they should or not.

    Shoes and boots for the feet are viewed differently than protective gloves for the hand.

    Does your facility provide gloves to package handlers?
     
  10. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Ummmmm no
     
  11. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Not sure how removed u r but .. we r lucky if there is tp in the bathrooms
     
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  12. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Or an adequate supply of driver release bags. This company doesn’t care enough about the hands that keep the company going to provide gloves.
     
  13. Brownslave688

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

    No and like I said why should they?

    Nature gave us wonderful free gloves called calluses
     
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  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Do you report all hand injuries, regardless of the severity?
     
  15. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Do you report all hand injuries, regardless of the severity?
     
  16. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    What type of glove?
     
  17. Cotton glove with rubber grips on the fingers and palm. Not sure what brand they are.
     
  18. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Yes, I have seen these at some facilities.
     
  19. That got cases of them. Every once in a while I ask the preload sup to snag me a few pairs.
     
  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I don’t see any reason for all package handlers not to have access to these types of protective gloves.