Injured drivers asked to work the Pre-load

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Drink Craft Beer, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. I'm seeing this more and more often. They're usually asked to scan smalls from forever bags as the 3rd scanner (across from another one......usually only 2 scanners in my building)

    Today driver was brought in and has a "no lift" restriction and asked to scan a moving belt for the first time. Has trouble keeping up with scanning, many no scans come to Dcap, can't pull bags off the belt, can't do smalls from forever bags cause he can't lift.... etc...etc..

    Why bring the driver in to do this when he's on a "no lift" restriction? Totally ruined the normality of the shift.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Keeps his injury off the books.
  3. Brownslave688

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

    I've seen them have drivers come in and call sales leads in all day.
  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Now they center gets charged full price for TAW. Just another way to cook the books.
  5. Is he/she the one making that decision or being told "you have to come in" even though he has "no lift" or somewhat restrictions?

    It never use to be like that before and doubt they're all of a sudden "volunteering to come in."
  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Only do what the doctor says you can do.
  7. 32yr driver told he has "no lift" restriction by Doc, yet Brown tells him to come in to work "hands on" on the Pre-load.....:confused:
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Guess he scans and you hump cardboard.
  9. Yes, he scanned but no humping cardboard here.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    They may be trying to trap them into doing work and catching them working beyond their restrictions and then they can tell the doctor and comp people's that the employee is full of crap because they saw him/her doing work.
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Do safety stuff like printing urinal flyers.
  12. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would you rather make your regular pay or what your state pays for comp?
  14. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Workman's comp is tax free. Take a guess...
  15. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Temporary Alternate Work. (TAW)
    Management can use this for up to 30 days. Keeps the injury from becoming an OSHA recordable lost time injury if the employee can return to work within those 30 days.
  16. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Workman's comp here in Texas when I was on it paid 818.00, and yes, it was tax free. They offered me TAW, at feeder double rate and guaranteed me 50 hours, since that was my scheduled day. My TAW consisted of sitting in the break room and watching tv. I'll take a little under 2k/week to watch tv and read the paper. And I didn't even have to wear my browns.
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    They are trying to keep drivers working hurt by doing this. Why report an injury if you know they will make you come in for preload?

    You have to be firm with your doctor and let him or her know how hard so called- light duty can be. Have them keep you home.
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    From what I understand, work comp is up to rhe business as far as light duty is concerned. That is, a driver is not allowed to choose between TAW and "no lift" work. Is that correct?
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I also thought TAW had to be during your normal shift?
    Atleast it is here.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I was on comp it was $400/week.