are the mechanics suppose to sign off on the copy you turn in after the repairs are completed? i've been here a long time and never had the paperwork signed by the mechanic.
Have you contacted OSHA yourself Vijax? I would hope that you and every Vitran associate be proactive and take preventative measures where and when safety is involved. If you or another co-worker is injured seriously enough to miss work, then it is gauranteed that productivity will suffer. There will be missed pickups and/or deliveries because someone is filling in and running a route which they are not familiar with. I want to encourage every Vitran associate to immediately report ANY workplace hazard! If you think that it can cause injury to someone, it probably will! If you can fix it safely, then do so without hesitation! Please do not assume that "someone else" will fix it, and even more importantly, do not continue on with the assumption that "it's not my job". I will tell each of you, that as a Vitran associate, Safety is the responsibility to be borne by EVERYONE of us! Accidents don't just happen; they are CAUSED! Work safe/be safe. Keep your job!
And you never know what is fixed or not until you get back in the truck, I don't mean little things, bigger things like u-joints and brakes. No one here signs off on anything fixed as long as I have been here.
yes i have but more employees need too boomerang.
Considering OSHA, the second coming of Christ would be faster. If, like our place, a fork driver gets hit by a forklift and is off for a few months, should that not trigger an investigation automatically? Anyone else having problems on P&D with prohibited cargo? Class 1 with class 3, or chemicals with foodstuffs?
Class 1? Class 3? Prohibited cargo? I've been doing this for 26+ yrs. and most of the new drivers I've been running into wouldn't have the slightest idea what you are talking about. We have 7 or 8 dock/loaders at night at our place and I could almost guarantee that none of them have hazmat training other than the film they had to watch as a new hire. 455 lbs./flammable. a drum, right? Was the drum placarded? Well, I don't know. 99% of them don't know either. Just because you can pass a test and get the endorsement doesn't mean they remember it a day later.
Same with some drivers.......... just because you have a CDL doesn't mean you know how to drive!! most guys (and gals) are very good, but know I know why backing into a dock was not given during the pre employment road trip