weight requirement

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dillweed, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Has anyone ever been told they had to lift up to a 70# pkg over their heads? Can everyone do it or am I a wuss?
  2. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Nope....is over your head in your power zone? Who told you that?

    Don't let them fill you full of gibberish.
  3. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    whew, thanks New Englander, I thought it was out of power zone and pretty darned stupid.

    PT sup told me that everyone had to be able to do it and I know darned well they can't. Seems his power zone is not in in his brain.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would have to start my retirement early if that requirement were ever put in place.
  5. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    I've seen very few young guys who would tackle it and I'm a grandma! He brought our ft sup up and they stared at me for awhile. I wasn't called into the office and haven't seen any write-up yet so maybe Mr.FT told him he was full of beans. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
  6. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Slide 'em, roll 'em very few times you would have to lift an over 70 at all...Ever. Maybe trying to roll it up a narrrow flight of stairs.
  7. stringerman85

    stringerman85 New Member

    You should never have to lift one over your head, They should generally stay on the ground in the trucks...Only place you would lift anything over your head would be in the sort aisle, Over weights arent allowed there, If they're just under 70, Get help
  8. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    What you should do is try to lift one over your head under his direction. Then injure your shoulder.

    Wonder who will still have a job....lol. Amazing how someone in management that force feeds us this safety crap could tell anyone that.
  9. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    8 keys to lifting and lowering never says anything about over your head.
  10. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    upstate nyer are you retiring.your my hero.
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You're on his ignore list now, Rocket Man. How 'bout giving it a rest?
  12. High Side

    High Side New Member

    When I sort the unloaders send up to 70lb'ers down the extendo to be sorted. If the PAL says its goin to the 300's aka the green belt you would have to lift it above your head to be put on the green belt. You can either ask for help from another sorter or put it to the side for help later. Both can get annoying so we usually sort up to 70's to the green belt without help. I think the hub I work at are slave drivers.​
  13. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    My loader lifts over 70's over his head every day. How else do they make it to my top shelf ?:happy2:
  14. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    Dill you been around a while is this something new they just came up with? If they push you on this ask to talk to the district safety manager so he can explain the 70 pd over the head safe work methods .
  15. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    The only way to get it over your head while keeping it your power zone is a head stand, good luck with a secure footing!
  16. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    I try not to lift anything over 70 at all

    walk, drag, and roll
  17. haydendavid380

    haydendavid380 is property of UPS

    I don't think you have to be able to lift an over 70 at all, I'm pretty sure everyone can ask for help if they want with them.
  18. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    First time I've ever heard of it. Seems power zone is between shoulders and knees, right? And those stinkin' demonstrations at the PCMs where they hold out the 5lb pkg and say how much more it weighs when held out away from the body.

    Could it, could it, oh no!, could it be this pt sup is trying to intimidate granny? :wink2:

    I do like the headstand suggestion. Balance that thing on my feet and use leg strength to heave it up there.

    I am a sorter and two of our belts are about forehead high. As you all know, size and shape have lots to do with ability to handle. I'm a good, accurate sorter and feel it's not a bit wrong to set anything questionable to the side for help later and the guys are super good at coming over to help.

    Thanks for the support, I really needed it this weekend. Even though we know the game well it sure helps to have some understanding here. I'll give 'em their fair days work tomorrow but safely. Need to get home and freeze up some tomatoes, bake some cookies and work on the roof. Now that's livin'!
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Feel free to send some of those cookies here to Upstate NY.