Heat related injuries

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by DNED, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. DNED

    DNED New Member

    Just wondering about other centers....any other centers having an increase of injuries with the Spc levels the past few weeks? I've never used Shrimis this often.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  3. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    We seem to have people go down every year, especially in the hub, usually happens a couple times a year.
  5. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    We had one ambulance call last week, driver was running a trash split with 3 zip codes 200 stops and had a heat stroke. Now we are down a driver and hes on light duty. No we cant keep this pace up, average clock outtime 8:30
  6. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    I wake up every morning during the summer wanting to burn a sick day.
  7. thecamel

    thecamel Waiting to put the re in front of tired

    There's no such thing. You are a professional and a finely tuned industrial athlete. Heat, cold, rain, sleet, whatever mother nature throws at you: Bring it! Ridiculous concept in that every other category of athlete uses an off season period to recover, refresh, and train. Anyway, as previously stated; no such thing as heat related injuries.
  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Yes, injuries up. Loaders being trained terribly combined with bad implementation of ORION. Digging dozens of stops out of the rear sections in hellacious heat isn't a very safe way to start a very long day.
  9. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    • Wear light colored clothing
    • Avoid strenuous activity
    • Take frequent breaks
    • Stay inside during the hottest part of the day

    You didn't listen to the corporate training.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Is swamp ass considered an injury?
  11. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

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  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    turn up the air-conditioning
  13. In2Deep?

    In2Deep? Member

    A Manpon will fix that right up
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I been using multiple at the same time all week.
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    I wake up every morning wanting to burn one too.
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  17. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    Until you work in this type of heat and humidity, do not say anything.
  18. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I've been in Colorado for four weeks of my vacations this summer. Nothing lke burning one out on the balcony with the morning coffee.