OSHA fines post office in Florida $129,336 for exposing mail carriers to August heat

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  1. OVERBOARD

    OVERBOARD Active Member

  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

  3. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Make them wimps sign a waiver or send them home.
     
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  4. Use your seniority and take summer vacations
     
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  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Heat index of 107.

    How did they ever survive?
     
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  6. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

    FFS!
     
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  7. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Sabbra Cadabra

  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Wonder what OSHA considers to be “high ambient temperatures.” Get that kinda heat and humidity all the time in the summer.
     
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

  10. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor fines from OSHA stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
     
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  11. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I've played tennis matches in that kind of heat.
     
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  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Uncomfortable but nothing unusual. No problem as long as you stay hydrated.

    It sounds like those fines will get tossed out or at least severely reduced.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

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  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

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  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Here we go again with the tennis matches...

    ;)
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    what a bunch of pansies----SMH
     
  17. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    I recommend every driver read up “osha extreme heat guidelines” You are allowed extra rest periods, and a reduced work load. Drivers in my center have filed and called osha. Those drivers usually get less work when it’s extremely hot. Ups is also supposed to provide us with clean water. If you guys notice construction crews and garbage men ect all have coolers. We don’t. That’s another issue to make if push comes to shove in the summer.

    Know your rights.

    Edit, added the link. We see “high” heat index basically all summer down south, especially in the back of the pc

    OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers | Protective Measures to Take at Each Risk Level - Actions for High Risk Conditions: Heat Index is 103 degrees F to 115 degrees F | Occupational Safety and Health Administration
     
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  18. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Idk if your joking, but we usually have 1-2 drivers see heat related issues every week from Jun-sept, we have had drivers who have nearly stroked out or were in the beginning stages of organ failure and had to spend days in the Er. :censored2:s no joke.
     
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  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I didn't say it was a joke. UPS drivers have been working in the heat (and cold) since day one. It wasn't that long ago that UPS didn't even have shorts available for their drivers and you definitely weren't allowed to wear your own. Nothing but long pants you swear were made out of canvas. Now all of a sudden with this last generation everyone has turned soft and wants off for hot days. Work smart, drink PLENTY of liquids and DON"T run and you will survive. Quit being such pansies.
     
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  20. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    So guess one goverment agency , pays a fine to another?
     
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