Calling OSHA

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownBob, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. BrownBob

    BrownBob New Member

    Just wondering what would happen.
    Let's say, """hypothetically""", my building is completely inadequate for the amount of volume we process.
    I'm talking floor-to-ceiling bricked out exit doors, the belt backed up 30+ feet with stuff falling off the side, zero room to walk in the aisle, having to step over boxes and stack outs, egress a distant afterthought, rental trucks pulled up to the building with huge gaps between the truck and the building like a pitfall, having to step up and down 3+ feet into the rental 500+ times a morning while ducking head, almost snapping ankle a couple times an hour, and so on. The works.
    I want to emphasize that none of this can be remedied by simply hiring more people and that the building itself is too small to handle the volume.
    If I call OSHA can I get this whole operation shut down until UPS builds something bigger? Just wondering.
     
  2. Yes

    Go ahead and do it









    Right @silverbullet2893 and @Jkloc420 ?
     
  3. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    maybe start doing safety grivences
     
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  4. Brownslave688

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

    You can shut it down by simply shutting the belt off until egress is clear.
     
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  5. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Don't discriminate against blind preloaders

    If I decide I'm not a lifer, I'd consider taking my last couple weeks to call OSHA on my building for all the garbage that goes down. Might get my coworkers at least a couple days of decent flow before things went back to normal/I was escorted out.
     
  6. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    UPS values your safety as well as those around you. Please elevate your concerns to your immediate supervisor and management will certainly rectify any safety issues.
     
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  7. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    Particularly during peak.

    Save your corporate speak for your conference calls.
     
  8. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    @Integrity
     
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  9. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Perhaps, as things are changing on this front.

    As a result of some of recent OSHA Charges, the decade old "corporate-wide settlement agreement" in regards to egress has been vacated.

    There will never be a better time if you are serious about effectuating change.


    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Put Workers at Risk
     
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  10. Brownslave688

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

    Also on osha bad side. Everyone gets yard vests in just a few weeks
     
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  11. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    We already have them. Nobody wears them, but we have them.
     
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  12. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Sure wish we the disagree button for this one!
     
  13. Brownslave688

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

    Have heard sept 1 is the zero tolerance day.


    Knowing ups they’ll train everyone on August 31
     
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  14. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    OSHA isn’t going to wipe your tears man.
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I assume you have just described 90% of the UPS buildings on any given work day. If you do call OSHA though don't be surprised if the day they show up things are all cleaned up when they get there.--It's funny how stuff like that happens. :-)
     
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  16. Package Stick

    Package Stick "Send it."

    Did someone die?
     
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

  18. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    LMAO..

    Everyone walks in/out work through the same yard that they expect everyone to wear vests.
     
  19. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    It is sarcasm if you weren't aware
     
  20. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    haha