Scanner laser eye damage?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by nystripe96, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    From time to time, accidentally mind you, I'd run the scanner past my eye, or somebody else's scanner will catch me really quickly. Does anyone know if this can cause serious eye damage down the road. It's happened to me quite a few times already since I started working as a loader a few months ago.
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Yes, IT WILL DAMAGE YOUR EYE, potentially leading to blindness. Do not let that laser anywhere near your eyes!!!!
  3. killamjl

    killamjl Member

    In the same way looking at the sun will damage your eyes.

    In other words if you glance at it theres no problem. If you stare at it for long periods of time, yes that would lead to blindness
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I actually saved myself a few thousand dollars by repeatedly pointing the scanner at my eye. I had planned on LASIK surgery but the UPS lasers seemed to have done the trick. THANKS UPS!!
  5. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    You accidentally run the scanner past your eyes??? Just to be on the safe side I advise you not to pick up a gun or anything that is sharp
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I heard that the new keyless entry key fobs that ups wants us to hang from our belt loop by your groin could cause penile cancer.
  7. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Is that considered worker's comp?
  8. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Just keep doing it, you need to be sort of blind to become management !
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Ya and I heard that world is going to end next year.
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Is that guy a moron or what???
  13. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    The grand Poobaa of the Myan Indians works with me an article 22-3 guy if he paints himself blue and comes to work will let you know we are f---ed and the end is near
  14. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Why doesn't God just kill us all now and get it over with?
    God is omnipotent, omnipresent and knew he screwed up with that apple tree way before he planted it.
  15. nystripe96

    nystripe96 Active Member

    It's not like I'll intentionally put the laser into my friggin eye. The scanner straps can easily get loose, and the scanner will wobble around. Just lifting a box and breaking a jam it can happen.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  17. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    you only need arms , legs and a strong back for U.P.S.
  18. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Get one with a trigger
  19. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Different style scanner.
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy