"On Topic" Discussing a Safety Concern with Integrity

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Integrity, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    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 following work-related issue with other employees as an initial step in engaging in some concerted activity to bring this issue up to the company as a group.

    It is my hope that by addressing this issue 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.

    Pick a safety concern of yours and we'll discuss through the process and steps that could and should be taken to see that the concern is addressed in an appropriate and thorough manner.

  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The fans in the bathroom are not satisfactory. Human smells of a waste nature are rampant.
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  3. Brownslave688

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

    I fear for your safety if this is how you act in real life.
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  4. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    I think safety wise they should crush all 1980 something package cars
  5. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I think Orion is trying to kill me by making me cross the road all the time to deliver.
  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Since we know integrity actually won't answer the questions
    Buy nose mask or use different bathroom
    Not your problem

    It's a slow process but it is happening
    It is , but remember look both ways
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Best answer
  8. undies

    undies Active Member

    We had a cross walk system with flashing lights built into he street and a voice that would talk about safety when crossing. It doesn't work anymore and nobody cares to fix it. What's up with that?
  9. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Reactive not proactive , not a problem until someone gets hurt
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  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Please describe this system a bit more.
  11. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    The fire extinguishers in all vehicles are for marine use only and I've never been trained how to use it.

    The seat in my package car is not air ride, rather it is bolted to the floor. I suffer from constant back pain as a result.

    I do not have proper egress to walk down the middle of my package car every morning.
  12. undies

    undies Active Member

    It is a crosswalk from our parking structure to the building. There were flashing lights embedded into the street that flashed when we pressed the cross button. There was also a message that played in English/Spanish warning to be safe and that "vehicles may not stop" "los vehiculos no se deben a parar"
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I got in "trouble" for using one, one time. Guess they would rather the pcar burn to the ground.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    PMI methods tell me to use 4 jack stands at a time. Will I be crushed to death?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Marine? We mechanics get training about them forced on us at least annually.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    My feelings got hurt.
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Can't breathe after some of these Feeder guys unload in there! What are they eating?
  18. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    What is the safety violation that you see occurring regarding this issue?
  19. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    What safety violation is in play in the fire extinguisher concern?

    Did you report the seat to your CHSP Employee Safety Committee member for your work group?

    What specific safety training regarding egress does the filling up of the package car violate?

    The first step in handling any concerns is to clarify the violation.
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  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I don't know if you will be crushed to death.

    I do know of at least one mechanic fatality as a result of the use of jack stands.

    Not clear of the circumstances of the accident though, it was awhile ago.

    The point is failing to use equipment according to manufacturers instructions is not only a safety violation, it a foolish thing to allow an employer or peer pressure to dictate the unsafe use of third party equipment.

    IMO If what you say is true these methods should be reviewed by the jack stand manufacturer for approval to be used in this way.