safety concern

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OVERTHERAINBOW, Nov 17, 2008.



    can anyone tell me their experiences in the am sucking up the fumes when all the trucks are starting up?? I'm getting concerned....How's the ventilation where you work??:sick:
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Ventilation is great here. We are outside:happy-very:!!!!!!!
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I have a new start time where I am walking into the building minutes after the Package cars have left. God I hate that walk in! It literally burns your eyes, and I wonder how many "days of life" I lose every morning.


    Have many of the drivers where you work gotten serious illnesses???
  5. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    I would figure not very many, in our building if the air quality drops a certain amount the overhead doors pop open to ventilate.
  6. dc_sniper9130

    dc_sniper9130 Tailgunner

    Our hub is poorly ventilated. Thick fumes hang around for the better part of a half hour, and is still smellologically identifiable up to about an hour after they roll out. It's okay though, I wasn't using those brain cells anyways.
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Now thats a fantabulous new word.:wink2:
  8. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    I cover my mouth up with my shirt and squint my eyes until I'm out of the building.
  9. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    In my building which is small the exhaust is terrible when the cars leave I work bulk slide at the end of the shift and there are two cars less than 25 feet away and then they sit for a second both trying to get out. It smells for 10-15 min. afterwards
  10. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    And right before you leave they give you the PCM about not smoking and the damage it does to your lungs.:soapbox:
  11. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I was raised in Houston.
    It would just smell like home.
  12. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    i want some CNG trucks; that stuff smells so good.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I remember the carwash tunnel when a smoky PC or a tractor would come through.
    Nothing like the smell of napalm in the morning or diesel in the evening.
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    YouTube - Apocalypse Now - smell of napalm
  15. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    I really love when they leave the shifter tractor in the building over the weekend so when he starts it up on monday we get to smell diesel exhaust untill he has enough air pressure to move out(like 2-3 min).
  16. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    We have hanging signs reminding drivers not to let the engine idle in the building while pre-tripping.

    As the result of a grievance several years ago, (or maybe it was a call to OSHA,) we also have signs next to the overhead doors that say, "Overhead Door Must Be Open Prior To Dispatch And Remain Open Until 15 Minutes After Last Car Leaves."
  17. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    What she said. We're kinda like that weather rock ( hot, cold, wet ) , but we're not breathing exhaust fumes.
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The highest-seniority guy in our building gets to clock on 20 min. early and go around and open all of the roll-up doors to allow for proper ventilation.

    We have also had numerous PCM's about not idling indoors, and we have staggered start times to improve traffic flow out of the building.

    This is one area where management has actually done a pretty good job of addressing a safety issue. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that, once we have all left the building , they are still in the building breathing the air. Problems that affect you personally tend to get solved faster.
  19. olsonlev

    olsonlev New Member

    Call OSHA
  20. writer

    writer Preoad Supervisor

    Same for preload. I have complained about this since I was a loader. I would bet several will have health complications years down the line.
    And we hear health and safety preached!!!!