Can you name 1?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    To My Fellow UPS Workers,

    The purpose of this discussion thread is not to gripe or complain about conditions at UPS, management, the Union or for that matter anything at all about UPS.

    The sole purpose of this discussion thread is to discuss the some work-related issues with other employees as an initial step in engaging in some concerted activity to bring these issues up to the company as a group.

    It is my hope that by addressing issues in concert we not only be working for our own mutual aid, protection and improved working conditions, but we will be working for the benefit of any and all coworkers that may have been adversely affected by this issue.

    Can you name 1 safety concern issue that you noticed on the job today either in the facility, on your truck, on your route?

    I noticed a supervisor in the yard doing a yard check without a reflective vest or cone.

    I am unsure as to the action I will take since anyone who reports concerns is labeled and treated like a troublemaker in my area.

  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    O Kay I will play. Fire bottle not properly mounted. Laying on the seat or rolling around on the floor. Talking about one of the straight trucks. DOT violation. Written up. Parts on order safe to operate. Been this way for years. Thought about filling a grievance against Division Manager just to get some attention. Bet it would work except how do you spell "retaliation." I have it pretty good and I am too old to fight the system any more.
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    The only person who would care at my center would be the compliance manager. Everyone else would think you were a instigator. Management just does not want to deal with the hassle of it.

    Side note....If you have to preface a post by saying you are not a griping or complaining, you really are.
  4. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I didn't work "today", but yesterday the office chick brought cookies in. She left the lid off and their was a fly perched on a cookie. I ate one anyway. Probably unsafe.
  5. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Head over to your UPS facility in your Batman costume and reflective vest. Carefully exit a nearby package car using three points of contact at all times and surprise that evil-doer while he's in the middle of a yard check. In your best Christian Bale angry Batman voice, tell him he'd better vest up or we'll all be hearing about it back here on B.C. Then walk at a brisk pace to safe refuge and administer a self-high five.
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Did you call in sick today? Not feeling well
  7. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Egress, over 70's(don't think they ever bring a second teamster to help w/them), exhaust in building, etc, etc, etc.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    How are we ever going to compete with the Chinese if you keep on bringing up safety issues !!!


  9. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Notice the "quotes"? I hope this helps.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Oh, I noticed the quotes.

    Flies on cookies, now that is dangerous stuff.:sick:
  11. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    You are funny. You make me laugh.
  12. mixyo

    mixyo Active Member

    That's all you ever do.
  13. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    That's not true but I am sorry you see it that way.

    Viewing the talking about workplace issues as complaining is a management and sometimes union tactic to silence issues that some don't want addressed.

    This is a subtle form of harassment and retaliation for bringing up workplace issues with the intent of trying to keep those inclined to be vocal silent.

  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    PT Car Washer,

    So you are saying that the fire extinguisher mounting bracket is either missing or broken?

  15. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster


    It appears to me that compliance managers are most concerned and most involved with audit preparation.

    The culture at UPS seems to discourage bringing up workplace issues contrary to what is stated in the Code of Business Conduct and the Policy Book.

    Simply griping and complaining about work is not productive and is also not a protected activity.

    Employees are however entitled to join forces and discuss workplace issues and act in concert when addressing these issues.

  16. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Yes, but he's the only one remotely concerned about those kind of issues. Is that right, no, but that's the way it is. Everyone else is just trying to survive another day, and don't need the drama that comes with tattling on someone.
  17. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    How bout TOFC rollers and packages blocking pedestrian doors!! Then you have plastic bands (hub snakes ) all over the place !! Ohhh but don't go thru the overhead door !! LOL My arse...That door is the safest !!
  18. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    Integrity, you know this as well as I do......UPS pays lip service to safety, but only cares about production.
    ‚ÄčOnce you understand this, everything else makes sense.
  19. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    UPSU long chassis continue to be brought on property with bad safety latches and or improperly secured to the container.

    As always I, report the issue.

    .......and yes I do report the chassis I find.
  20. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Why are the top of the boxes that hold the first aid kits never cleaned ?