Safe Workplace/Safe Driving Programs

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  1. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    At our center, yes.
     
  2. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    One "flaw" is how the increased goal is factored in. The new goal is double, in our case. Even after an event triggers the clock to be reset, the higher (180 day) target remains. Many didn't even work here when the original 90 days was met, nearly 2 years ago. To them (us), 6 months seems a bit far fetched.
     
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  3. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    :smiliewhs: Us too...
     
  4. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Good points, Point.

    During a conversation with Safety on this topic, it was suggested that the local Center had determined the timeline required. That hints at "center discretion" in the matter. That also helps us understand the variety of answers, depending on who you ask.
     
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  5. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    I hate to post this (suspicious of the source), but they do seem to have gotten results. :scratchhead:

    How Learning To Be Vulnerable Can Make Life Safer


    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-...learning-to-be-vulnerable-can-make-life-safer

    "...helped contribute to an 84 percent decline in Shell's accident rate companywide, Ely says. "In that same period, the company's level of productivity in terms of numbers of barrels and efficiency and reliability exceeded the industry's previous benchmark.""
     
  6. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    What about Driver Safety programs?

    We have several elements in play. Not all are known to everyone, or promoted to any large degree. Some provide recognition, some provide incentive, while others are meant to educate. Are they promoted sufficiently? Are they effective? Could they be improved? Is there something missing?

    I'd like to hear other's thoughts before "going there"... Think about it. You have the floor.
     
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  7. citydog

    citydog Well-Known Member

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    What you think about going back to the safety award program? Some of the gift choices were really nice. Maybe improve or change the items that were on there. Also would like to see some changes on the injury clock format not sure what yet. Maybe make the reward somewhat more obtainable hard for some large centers to meet the 80 day goal. Just some food for thought.
     
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  8. SwampRatt

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    I'm glad you mentioned that, citydog. I was wondering what happened to that program, I even asked (your M. Director)if the program still existed. I was assured that it does still exist. At least it is thought to still be an active program.

    I remember it well. You could either spend your points on something "cheaper", like a mag-lite, or something of similar value, or you could save your points for something better. I can't remember the last time I've seen or been able to order a reward. Has anyone seen a safety reward catalog, recently? Was the program quietly disbanded?

    I know the "years of service" reward catalog still exists. I just ordered something from that one.
     
  9. pops11359

    pops11359 Well-Known Member

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    Nope that award program was done away with, don't remember exactly when, but do remember being told to use up all your points as the program was going away.
     
  10. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    They should just give you cash!! Then you could go buy 5 mini mag lights and have enough leftover to get a cold soda.
     
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  11. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    I know the program went away but not sure how long ago. Maybe 2009?
     
  12. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a serious problem sympathizing with this thread. SAFETY FIRST! Slow the hell down and be safe. There is no point to working or driving unsafely.

    ST (Safe Trucker)
     
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    cash rules, I;m all for that
     
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  14. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Oh, but Ump, these were not your run of the mill mini-mags. They were top shelf, 3 or 4-D cell Mag-lites, emblazoned with the FedEx logo.
     
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  15. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    The logo is worth the price of admission. Every JOM weekly prize I have ever won was emblazoned with the logo.
     
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  16. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    ST, no one is looking for sympathy. It's more about awareness and a reminder to be safe 1st. Even efficiency comes 2nd.

    Not sure, but I think you are "of significant age". You have likely learned a bit through the years. Sharing what has been learned can help others.

    Short analogy:

    2 dogs. One (Lucky) has a "near miss" or two while crossing the road. If he's smart, he learns something. Education teaches him what to avoid and where to exercise caution. The near miss (education) saved that dogs life.

    Another Dog never has that near miss, he doesn't get the education it provides. He proceeds with zero caution, unaware of the danger. He eventually gets run over and killed. Never saw it coming.

    Moral of the story: Be thankful for the near miss (education), it just might save your life.
     
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  17. SwampRatt

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    What about driver safety programs?

    Since the annual reward points program was eliminated, is anyone aware of the remaining program(s)?

    Before going too deep into how to improve, we need to refresh on what the current milestones. Anyone have that info handy? I don't want to put any false info out there.

    In addition to the milestones, clearly the Truck Driving Championships are a huge incentive, for those who participate.
     
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  18. hoobieshaw

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    We can talk safety all we want and I'm all for it.. But when you have a Supervisor, That runs the dock stand, On the hub at STL, threatening dockworkers with insubordination if they don't move bills. It's hard to get them to understand safety 1st.. Have lost count how many times that I have almost been hit by a forklift..
     
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  19. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that, but I'm glad you brought it up. It is important to know there is a phone call you can make. You can call the FedEx Alert Line and report your concerns. You can give them your name or remain anonymous. They will write down everything you say, then send it in. You will be given a code to check back for an official reply. H/R and/or Safety will have to follow up on the matter. The complaint, action taken, results etc. are documented. If the concern is valid and/or can be corroborated, the situation will be corrected. If others are affected, they too should call.

    http://investors.fedex.com/governance-and-citizenship/policies/fedex-alert-line/

    Sometimes a conversation with H/R or safety is all that is necessary. Sometimes there needs to be a more thorough and documented account, as well as education for the offender. The alert line provides the latter. Call soon, before someone gets hurt.
     
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  20. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Well, I did find this in plain view:


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