farewell HABITS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JustAnotherBody, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. at the pcm today they told us that HABITS are history..... whats up with that?
    we got the first part of the new 6 part thing.. something about job perparedness...

    why is HABITS gone and whats the new accronym?
    is this going to make us safer and faster and better?
  2. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    SWM Safe Work Methods (pronounced swim)
    To many people had difficulty so they are making it easier
  3. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    It's pretty sad there are people in this world that get paid to think of stuff like this. Honestly, do they really think these acronyms and safety jargon actually help? If so, it's a sick world out there...
  4. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    Oh Man, I JUST memorized the HABITS thing!!!!!!

  5. yah I actually read that off some pamphlet they gave me. I dont remember nothin.
  6. ogrelord

    ogrelord Ground Down

    ok, any one know the break down for swim? i mean what each letter stands for? thanks
  7. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    Now pay attention class, its not really SWIM it pronounced SWIM its really SWM SAFE WORK METHODS. No wonder they want to make it easier.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    They can call it whatever they want. Work too fast and be safe. I sometimes have trouble with that.:ohmy:
  9. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

    Re: farewell HABITS, welcome back SWM

    Sorry kids SWM is not new. HABITS replaced SWM in the mid '90's. UPS has gone back to Safe Work Methods, not come up with something new.
  10. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    You memorized what HABITS BUT can you give an example for each letter???

    They are also getting rid of JHAs because people did not know what a JHA or Job Hazard Analysis is... Now it is called...
    OBSERVATION form...
  11. mpeedy

    mpeedy Member

    Now that we have swim back, the injuries should go down 99%.
  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah we keep you alive to serve this ship

    all the wording on all the forms makes it seem impossible to get hurt,work safe and smart dont try the impossile,take a lunch everyday,keeps you in a better frame of mind,[email protected]###t happens and you still could get hurt,slow it down a bit and use common sense..:thumbup1: :thumbup1: :thumbup1: :thumbup1: :thumbup1: :thumbup1:
  13. Paper Pusher

    Paper Pusher Guest

    Does the name change mean that center management will have to create about 20 new binders full of 100 pieces of paper each? Great...now my operations manager can tell us all how embarrassed he is to have us work for him because one out of the 2000 pieces of papers is missing. It's a pretty sneaky strategy now that I think about it...keep us all inside filing paper and we can't go out on the road and get hurt.