Are we allowed to wear masks?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SLW, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. SLW

    SLW Member

    I heard supervisors arguing about this, as I guess it's technically an OSHA violation to wear them? At least for now, new OSHA regulations are being pushed to state's "soon," which hopefuly rectify this. Anyone have any other info?

    It's a crime the way UPS is (not) handling all this.
     
  2. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    OSHA violation? Huh?
     
  3. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    Why would it be osha violation to wear a mask?
     
  4. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    If anything it would be an OSHA violation not to allow personal protection devices (masks) since they are specificly named in the DOT guidelines.
     
  5. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    I believe more for appearances as in not acknowledging a "problem".
     
  6. Rack em

    Rack em First to worst!

    When drivers complained about the dust in the summer a few years back the company's idiotic solution was to provide masks for us. They are not an osha violation lol.
     
  7. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Doúchebaggery

    You need to ask if you're allowed to take a valid health precaution and in a time like this to boot?
     
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  8. SLW

    SLW Member

    I'm thinking of wearing one in the building, the place is not abiding by any of the guidelines
     
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  9. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

    What guidelines, referring to what?
     
  10. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    I wore one into the bank Saturday and got great service.
    They didnt even count my cash deposit.
     
  11. I walked through the drive thru. You can't go inside unless you have an appointment.

    I even got my cup of coffee
     
  12. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    I may have encountered maybe 1 in a 1000 persons wearing a mask.
     
  13. SLW

    SLW Member

  14. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    They let me in when I showed them my new AR.
    Mask + AR =s prompt service.
     
  15. SLW

    SLW Member

    It's very common at grocery stores, laundromats, and even outside here. But I've seen very few wearing them in our building.
     
  16. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Shoot it out to you in the vacuum container?
     
  17. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member

  18. Nope. I called them and said I wanted my coffee, they thought it was funny and they did make me a cup
     
  19. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    We have a driver that wears one while walking into the building. We asked him if he wears it all day he says no he takes it off as soon as he leaves the yard bc the building is the nastiest and dirtiest thing he see all day lol
     
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  20. quad decade guy

    quad decade guy Active Member


    Ok. Our county has no restrictions of any kind or state for that matter. Just a patchwork

    so far.