Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by atemp, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. atemp

    atemp New Member

    hearing loss claims

    Any drivers ever file for and receive workmans compensation for hearing loss as a result of prolonged and excessive noise exposure?
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  2. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    i thought it was a standard thing to get your hearing tested at ups facilities...?
  4. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    Never happened in my 25 years.

    I always thought that if OSHA used a db meter in the cabs of package cars, it would be well over the acceptable limit for prolonged exposure.

    Actually, my hearing has improved since retirement. Imagine that!
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I sure hope mine improves when I retire, I can't hear for crap now. I even tried hearing aids and found that they only amplified the noise in the truck. Thanks alot.

    I have never knownof anyone getting comp for hearing loss.
  6. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    My hearing, according to my wife, hasn't gotten any better.
  7. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    A driver in out center retired and then filed a WC claim two years after his last day worked. Don't know the results of it. I know, not much help.
  8. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    I thought the DOT physicals included a hearing test. Mine did.

    Never heard of a claim for hearing loss but UPS could always say you never requested hearing protection. I know, I know, stupid while driving but we're talking UPS here. :happy-very: