Safe Workplace/Safe Driving Programs

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  1. Ump

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

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    Knowing FedEx they'll give you one of those nifty jackets then tell you, you can't wear it to work because it's not uniform approved.
     
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    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    They'll let you wear it as long as you're not on the clock.
     
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  3. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    My old center, ETO, was so small that I don't think we ever had an accident while I was there. Only 4 lift drivers on days, 2 on nights, plus one redshirt per shift. Since drivers were all contractors, we technically weren't even allowed on the dock, so that kept us out of the way. Of course, the reality was different and the city drivers always oversaw the loading of their truck/trailer. I often watched my trailer get loaded too since mine was one of maybe 3 outbound linehaul trailers.

    Not a busy dock. But then we never got any atta boys, either. :shrug:
     
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  4. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    How to prevent non-driving injuries: Technology, culture and 'jackhammering'

    http://fleetowner.com/driver-manage...m=email&elq2=13c33ccd8a184adf957921736b54094e

    "Injuries that are most likely to cause truckers to miss work result from slips, trips and falls, followed by overexertion, according to the Bureau of Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Truck drivers have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that require days off from work across all U.S. occupations."
     
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  5. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    As long as we're talking safety, let's talk about the role that being a mature human being plays in said: I keep reading comments on various web sites about how many folks will be killed because of speed limiters and electronic logs. Seriously children, time for us to grow up and be adults. The law is the law and we're getting paid damn good money to obey the law. And before all the a-holes out there attack me, the difference between us and a 4 wheeler, is we get paid to drive.

    My favorite analogy here, if you're at a friends house, and he imagines himself a great cook...and dinner sucks, do you complain? If you're at a restaurant paying for dinner and it sucks, you have a right to complain!

    Any questions??
     
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  6. Twice Pipes

    Twice Pipes Well-Known Member

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    I have to ask, what happens if a friend owns the restaurant?
     
  7. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    Burn the friendship???? Bang his wife?
     
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  8. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Hmm. Not if his wife is named Bill or Steve or Jim.....
     
  9. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Maybe he's a, switch hitter??? :hilarious:


    (Sorry ST, I couldn't resist)
     
  10. citydog

    citydog Well-Known Member

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    I hear that's common practice on the LEFT coast.
     
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  11. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if consistency of message, as well as timing, company wide, would help.

    Rather than each location talking about safety and the dangers that exist, on a fairly random basis, perhaps there could be "safety days". 2nd Tuesday or 3rd Wednesday of the month (whatever). Company wide directive that discussion would be encouraged, and initiated on that day, each month. It might give people reason to think about the topic, and take notice of concerns to share with the class on these predetermined days.
    :idunno:
     
  12. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Quick question:

    Can ANYONE tell us (without looking) what is currently shown on the clock at your center? I'm betting few, if any, could.


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    Seems to me, the whole point of the clock is to increase awareness. And add some incentive to be aware. :idunno:Is it still doing that?
    Just curious...
     
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    Hardly ever look at it.
     
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    citydog Well-Known Member

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    Was at 20 days today.
     
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    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Seems every time I look it's back to zero!! :idunno:
     
  16. citydog

    citydog Well-Known Member

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    IMO it's very hard for a center with almost 400 employees full and part-time to make a n 80 day mark. The firs goal came very easy then we get within 10 days one time before then poof someone gets has an incident. I feel that some of the veterans around the center should feel free to point out things to these newer guys about safe work habits.
     
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  17. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    RC said to tell you people,
    Left is right, right is wrong,
    and them's that are left, switch hitters.
     
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  18. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Congrats are in order. I'd bet fewer than 5% could answer correctly.
     
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    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    True enough, the numbers increase the risk. But at the same time, those same numbers provide the greatest opportunity for improvement. Those improvements come from having the conversations you mention.
     
  20. DOTFXF

    DOTFXF Active Member

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    I try not to look at it as it seems to never get past 10 days and the next idiot gets hurt with time off and workman's comp. Free paid vacation clock would be a better name for it.
     

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