50 lb single person lift limit (Express) (On Topic)

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Star B, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    So, who else watched frontline and laughed at the new rule.

    Are they planning on giving us helpers every day if we have a big industrial route?
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    I’m wondering what’s behind that? New hires too weak?
  3. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Work Comp would be my guess. Hurt yourself trying to lift something too heavy they’ll try to put the injury on you.
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Why all the pessimism

    They’re looking out for your safety
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  5. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    Workers comp is my guess... I've seen in my small run here quite a few people go out for shoulder injuries and some never to return because of them.

    Remember, we don't have a union (even if it's a weak one) to protect the employees against management when local management decides to "clean house" of employees who follow the rule because "half the station ignores it"...
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Lol. Suuuure they are.
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  7. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Which is too bad because a 50 lb limit sounds downright luxurious.
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  8. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

    Probably the only advantage to working for an Amazon contractor. 1/2 of my route is envelopes, and I've yet to encounter a single pkg heavier than 50.
  9. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    The company brought on the whole problem themselves with the ridiculous 150LB weight limit.
  10. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Look out, Ground. More volume headed your way!
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  11. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    My guess would be completed claims rising.

    I know our station has seen an influx of people off on comp, over the past couple years.

    Seems the younger guys and gals get hurt more easily.
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 I’m Gonna Puma Pants Member

    They’re building ‘em with cheaper materials these days.
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  13. Spam

    Spam Member

    I thought the new rule was for handlers only?
  14. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    It also could be that they aren't willing to just 'walk it off' like the older generation and hope it doesn't screw them up for life.
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  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus


    “Operations hourly employees”.

    I think it’s funny a manager is supposed to call HCMP if their employee can’t lift 50 lbs. what are they going to do? Lol.
  16. Alrighty then, Walmart and Amazon needs to stop shipping trampolines and mattresses with X and G and redirect them to the Durrrty Brown. Lol!
  17. Serf

    Serf Well-Known Member

    Good help was always hard to find. Good Strong help, even harder.
  18. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Active Member

    Remember when they had the lift test for new hires? Gone many years ago.
  19. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Nonhyphenated American

    Yeah, it excluded potential management pool.

    If you were actually able to do physical labor, you weren’t considered a viable management candidate.
  20. 59 Dano

    59 Dano This is 1980, can't you afford a f***ing haircut?

    Old: "This is a hard job and you can get hurt."
    Management makes job easier and safer.
    New: "Management doesn't care and everyone is a wuss."

    Oh well.