JANUARY The Five Keys to the Being Habits The Five Being Habits represent choices each of us make daily. These habits can improve our well being on a daily basis. 02 2012 Five Keys to The Five Being Habits 1. Keep your body moving. 2. A well-rested mind and body perform best. 3. You are what you eat. 4. Find a strategy for managing stress. 5. Water is an essential element. Conduct a Wellness Week with daily wellness activities starting January CHSP Activity 9. Distribute the Fitness Wellness Self-Assessment from the UPS Wellness Guide.WELLNESS TIP: Incorporate our new Five Being Habits including Fitness, Sleep, Nutrition,Stress Management and Hydration into your daily activities.
World Class Safety JANUARY UPS is on a journey to World Class Safety. World Class Safety organizations are recognized as having the most progressive safety processes and lowest injury and crash rates. These safety processes are held as models for other organizations. UPS is 03 2012 emphasizing the following safety processes in 2012 as part of that journey. • SWM Observations and Feedback. Are your CHSP Committee members conducting observations and providing feedback? • Mentoring. Are all new Inside Employees, Package Drivers and Feeder Drivers being mentored by the CHSP Activity Review the CHSP Committee’s CHSP Committee members? 2011 accomplishments. Review the 2012 CHSP • Employees lead the safety processes. CHSP Committees, Committee Action Plan. Does Observations/Feedback and Mentoring are examples. it include World Class Safety activities?WELLNESS TIP: The Five Being Habits are designed to be simple steps each individual can taketo address wellness issues on a daily basis. It takes 30-90 days to develop a life-long habit.
Walking On Ice JANUARY Be careful when walking on ice: • Wear correct footwear. Be sure that you have slip-resistant work shoes. 04 2012 • Take your time. Hurrying increases your chances of a fall because youre not paying attention. • Ice may be covered by snow. Be careful that conditions may change quickly. • Adjust your stride to conditions. • Take short shuffling steps and avoid an erect posture. • Walk as flat-footed as possible. CHSP Activity Demonstrate to other employees proper work shoes for walking on ice or related slippery conditions.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Fitness – Choose the stairs or a longer walk distance whenpractical and integrate stretching into your daily routine.
JANUARY SWMs for Using TOFC Rollers Here is the procedure for using Trailers on Flat Cars (TOFC) rollers: • Make sure the floor is clear of packages and debris. 05 2012 • Make sure the ramp is fully extended and aligned with the wheels on the rollers. • Make sure the rack is secured to the grating. • Use handles when lifting roller sections. • Push roller set slowly to make the wheels engage with the ramp. • Get help if the rollers are hard to push or if you CHSP Activity need to lift the rollers. Demonstrate the correct way to store TOFC rollers • When holding the base, place hands on the even if you do not work with handle. them daily as you may need to handle them at some point.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Fitness – Find a form of physical activity that you enjoy, will fitinto your weekly routine and get your heart rate into a target zone.
JANUARY 06 Congratulations Miami International Hub On April 28, 2011, the Miami International Hub was awarded a Liberty Mutual Safety Commendation Award for achieving five 2012 years without a lost-time injury. Pictured below are CHSP committee members. CHSP Activity Review the Five Being Habits with the workgroup that are located in the UPS Wellness Guide.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit - Fitness – One of the keys to improving fitness is to start slow.Good choices today will lead to a better tomorrow.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: There is no difference in the cognitive distraction between handheld and hands-free devices. JANUARY Yard Control – Eight Rules You Must Follow There are eight rules that must be followed to ensure the safety of all UPS employees, security personnel and vendors 09 2012 who enter UPS yards. The following are the first four of the eight rules for Yard Control: 1. Only certified yard personnel are allowed in the yard outside of the designated pedestrian walkways and break areas. 2. All facility employees, whether certified or non-certified, must use the pedestrian doors to enter or exit the building. 3. When on a break, all employees are required to remain in designated break areas. CHSP Activity PCM the Eight Rules You 4. People authorized to drive vehicles in the yard must obey Must Follow for Yard Control pointing out posted speed limit signs and wear a safety belt at all times. pedestrian walkways and designated break areas.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Sleep – Try to keep a sleep environment that is quiet, cool anddark.
JANUARY Yard Control – Eight Rules You Must Follow There are eight rules that must be followed to ensure the safety of all UPS employees, security personnel and vendors 10 2012 who enter UPS yards. The following are the second four of the eight rules for Yard Control: 5. Vehicles must be equipped with operable headlights, hazard lights or reflective material that provides 360-degree visibility. 6. Employees authorized to drive vehicles in the yard are required to take the ignition keys with them whenever they leave the CHSP Activity Complete the Yard Safety vehicle. Observation Form, provide 7. All certified yard employees are required to wear a reflective individual employee feedback and provide work vest anytime they are working in the yard. group feedback. 8. A certified yard employee must place an orange cone when working in the yard.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Sleep – Wind down naturally so you get quality deep sleep.
JANUARY Safe By Choice, Not By Chance Four reasons to work safely: 1. We have a responsibility to ourselves not to get injured. 11 2012 2. We have a responsibility to our families. When we are hurt, we can’t provide for them. 3. We have a responsibility to our co-workers. Our actions must not endanger our fellow employees. 4. We have a responsibility to UPS. Employee injuries and crashes have an adverse impact on the success of our company. CHSP Activity Show the video clip from the Health & Safety SharePoint site, Safe By Choice, Not By Chance.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Sleep – Rest rejuvenates your body and mind so they canperform at their highest levels.
Handling Heavy Packages or Objects JANUARY • When necessary, request the help of others. • Use the two person lift/lower method when handling heavy objects (when needed) – communicate to coordinate the lift. 12 2012 • Bend at the knees and lift with your legs. • Use your Power Zone – the area that gives you the maximum strength with the most comfort. • Use the existing equipment and facilities to assist. • Use aids and leverage. • Apply highlight tape to six sides of heavy packages to ensure they are clearly visible from all angles. • Do not send objects to the sort aisle that exceed your country’s CHSP Activity weight limit for being considered “heavy packages.” They Audit heavy packages for should be handled in the irregulars system. proper labeling and highlight tape. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that heavy packages have been identified with proper labels and highlight tape.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Sleep – Maintaining 7-8 hours of sleep keeps your mind focusedand your energy levels high.
JANUARY Winter Home Heating Safety Furnaces: If you have a furnace, it should be checked regularly by a professional. 13 2012 Fireplaces: Chimneys need to be cleaned out frequently and inspected for cracks and obstructions. Wood stoves: If you have a wood stove, inspect and clean the stovepipe and chimney on a regular basis. Space heaters: Use only heaters with the approved marks in your country such as the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety listing in the United States or CE mark in the CHSP Activity Have a member of the local European Union. fire department present smoke detector and home fire safety to your group.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Sleep – The quality of your sleep has a direct impact on thequality of your waking life. It affects your mental sharpness, productivity and well-being.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Distraction from cell phone use while driving increases a driver’s reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at some states’ or countries’ JANUARY legal limit of 0.08 percent. Convey Packages, Not People Conveyors are designed to move packages not people. • Stay off moving belts. 16 2012 • Use crossovers or go around. • Conveyor guards protect you. • Verify that guards and transfer plates are in place before, during and after the sort. • Verify that emergency stop buttons function properly. • Keep hands, clothing and hair clear of pinch points. • Always be aware of moving parts. CHSP Activity Verify that all conveyors are • Maintain egress around conveyors in trailers. in proper operating condition and report deficiencies on the DECR.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Nutrition – Use portion control, a portion typically will fit in thepalm of your hand.
JANUARY Winter Hydration Remember, you can get dehydrated during winter. Some symptoms of dehydration include: 17 2012 • Mild to excessive thirst. • Dry mouth and/or skin. • Fatigue. • Dizziness, nausea and/or headache. • Muscle weakness. • Darkened, little or no urination. • Increased body temperature. • Labored breathing. CHSP Activity Remind all employees to drink water throughout the day.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Nutrition – Focus on what you do eat, try to get six to eightservings of colorful fruits and vegetables a day.
JANUARY Plan for the Unexpected Face your work. • When you face your work, you are more likely to see a potentially hazardous situation developing. Standing at a 30- to 18 2012 45-degree angle to the work flow allows you to see the work that is coming to you and where the work is going. Open doors cautiously. • Open overhead doors cautiously and report to your supervisor or team leader if a door is difficult to open. • Open the roll-up, hinged or sliding door while being aware that packages may have fallen against it. CHSP Activity Demonstrate how to open and close roll-up and hinged doors using Safe Work Methods.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Nutrition – Good nutrition is just as vital as keeping fit forimproving wellness. The food choices you make today can greatly impact your health later.
JANUARY 19 Create a Safe Work Environment Every UPS employee is responsible for creating a safe work environment for themselves and others. Here are a few tips for creating a safe environment: 2012 • Build stable loads. • Use load retainers or load straps to secure loads. • Store equipment properly after use. • Maintain a clean work area. • Assist others with heavy and irregular packages. • Maintain egress around conveyors in trailers. CHSP Activity • Report equipment hazards to your supervisor. Review with your work group how to properly secure a • Follow conveyor securing procedures. conveyor and how it protects them from injury.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Nutrition – A well balanced diet prevents disease, helps maintaina healthy weight and improves both functions of body and mind.
JANUARY 20 Egress Remember these three words: “to,” “through” and “away.” 2012 Egress means the access to an exit, the exit itself, the discharge area or area of refuge. The exit route is the continuous path of exit travel from any point within the workplace to the exit. Then we have the actual exit – the door. And finally, there is the exit discharge area – the area outside. Usually, we cross through a two-hour fire-rated enclosure to bring us to a safe area. CHSP Activity When it comes to exits, remember these three words: to, through Show the Egress PowerPoint and away. training in the United States. International operations review access requirements.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Nutrition – As with Fitness, it is better to make small changes toyour diet at first. Small changes will reduce the risk of binging because you are feeling deprived.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Drivers that use cell phones are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to cause injury. JANUARY Injury Reporting Procedures All work-related injuries must be reported to management immediately upon occurring. 23 2012 Regardless of how minor the injury may seem, it must still be brought to the attention of management as soon as it occurs. A first aid injury today could result in a more severe injury tomorrow. Immediate reporting of workplace injuries allows management the opportunity to ensure the injured employee receives the most appropriate medical treatment. CHSP Activity Immediate reporting of injuries also allows management and the Review injury reports for CHSP Committee to investigate the injury to determine root causes. the last 10 injuries and communicate the This process allows the implementation of preventive measures to effectiveness of reporting prevent similar injuries to employees. injuries within 24 hours.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Stress Management – Deep breathing, laughter, exercise andstretching all allow the body to release built–up stress.
JANUARY Spotlight On Success – Best Practice Egress Paths and Fixed Ladders To help with your safety efforts, consider using Best and Shared Practices. These are activities/plans that have worked in other 24 2012 districts. This Best Practice explains hazards associated with blocked means of egress or fixed ladders. It also reminds us to maintain clear paths of egress, never block paths with irreg carts, etc. Best Practices may be found on the Health & Safety SharePoint site. CHSP Activity Having reviewed your loss areas, review best and shared practices that may help to reduce your greatest loss area.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Stress Management – Maintain a good diet to avoid becomingoverweight. Being overweight increases the impact to the knee during movement.
JANUARY 25 Congratulations Life Saver Award Recipient Feeder Driver Steve Urdzik While driving a set of triples on the Ohio Toll Road, Steve observed a vehicle drive off the highway and 2012 crash into a creek. Steve safely pulled to the side of the road and jumped into the creek to help. The woman, whose neck was broken in the crash, was unconscious. Steve along with another passerby held the womans head CHSP Activity above the water, which was filling into her vehicle until Be sure all employees in your emergency crews arrived. The victim was extracted and life- work group know the emergency phone numbers. flighted to a hospital.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Stress Management – Ongoing stress can lead to multipleproblems such as high blood pressure, mood disorders and relationship issues.
JANUARY Opening Vehicle Doors To prevent shoulder and back injuries: 26 2012 • Release the safety chain. • Open the latch mechanism. • Grasp the lift handle firmly. To safely raise a trailer door. • Get as close to the door as possible. • Bend at the knees, get a firm grip and lift with your legs while maintaining the natural curve of your back. CHSP Activity Demonstrate locking in • Open the door slowly. package walls, stepping down walls, using load • Keep a watchful eye to avoid falling packages and debris. retainers and netting devices.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Stress Management – If stress becomes more than you canhandle, seek assistance.
JANUARY Shoulder Injury Prevention The shoulder is considered the most mobile joint in the body and has the most range of motion. This also makes the shoulder more 27 2012 unstable than other joints. The most common type of shoulder injuries involve the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Muscles need to be well-hydrated to function properly. Ligaments and tendons have limited capabilities. This is why stretching and flexing is so important. Stretching exercises strengthen and condition your muscles, increasing your flexibility. Flexible muscles stretch further without being injured. CHSP Activity Lead the work group in shoulder stretches from the UPS Wellness Guide or the UPS Stretching video.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Stress Management – Ways to prevent, reduce or cope withstress include strengthening your relationships and learning how to relax.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Traffic accidents injure approximately 40 million people annually. JANUARY 30 Meadowlands Square D Preload CHSP Co-Chair Jan Siess directs excellence at the Meadowlands Square D Preload, which had no DART injuries for 35 months. Jan’s determined leadership pays great safety dividends to all who work in “Square D.” Activities Jan uses to ensure employee 2012 safety are: • Heavy package handling demonstrations • 8 Keys to Lifting and Lowering demonstrations • 5 Keys to Preventing Slips and Falls demonstrations • Facility audits during weather conditions • Tools and equipment audits • Job set-up reviews CHSP Activity • Load stand audits Recognize the CHSP Co- chairs and committee • Daily handouts and PCMs members highlighting the • Egress audits current safety activities in which they are engaged. • New Employee Mentoring Program.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Hydration – Water is an essential element, which is good for yourjoints and skin.
Chesapeake District – Willow Grove Center JANUARY 31 Taking Wellness to a New Zone Have you wondered how your operation can promote Wellness more effectively? Check out the “Orange Café” created by the Willow Grove Package 2012 Team. This is a one-stop Wellness Zone where each day’s PCM is held. The PCM begins with stretching and a wellness tip. Information and activities are provided in the café to help employees learn more about disease prevention and wellness for themselves and their families. CHSP Activity Distribute the Stress Management Wellness Self Assessment from the UPS Wellness Guide.WELLNESS TIP: Being Habit – Hydration – Do you get enough water? Are you drinking at leastsix to eight 10-ounce (296ml) glasses of water per day?
Five Keys to a Healthy Heart FEBRUARY February is Heart Health month. Follow these five keys for a healthy heart. 1. Maintain a healthy weight. 01 2012 2. Reduce stress. 3. Limit alcohol consumption. 4. Maintain an optimal blood pressure at or slightly below 120/80. 5. Eat a healthy diet like whole grain breads, chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables. Conduct a Wellness Week with daily CHSP Activity Distribute and complete the wellness activities starting February 13. Wellness Self Assessment, Heart Healthy, from the UPS Wellness Guide.WELLNESS TIP: Are you a HEART SMART shopper? When fresh foods aren’t available, choosefrozen or canned vegetables and fruits in water without added sugars, saturated and trans fat.
FEBRUARY End-Range Motions • End-range motions occur at extreme, end-limits of the body part’s overall range. 02 2012 • Performing end-range motions reduces strength, requires great effort, fatigues the body earlier in activity, and increases the potential for injury. • Turn an end-range motion into a Power Zone motion. At the first available opportunity, bring the object into your Power Zone. • Eliminate or minimize end range motions by using equipment to assist. CHSP Activity Demonstrate equipment • Using load/unload stands can place objects in your Power and methods in your work area that minimize end- Zone and reduce end-range motions. range motions.WELLNESS TIP: GO RED FOR WOMEN is tomorrow – wear red to show your support. Heartdisease and stroke kills more women each year than cancer, TB, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
FEBRUARY Inclement Weather Driving • A motor vehicle death occurs every 26 seconds worldwide. • A serious injury occurs in a motor vehicle crash every four 03 2012 seconds. • Always pre-trip your vehicle whether driving in a UPS vehicle or your personal car. • Be sure your vehicle is “winter-ready” (proper fluids, lights work, perhaps a shovel, road salt or if your state permits, snow chains). CHSP Activity • Be sure to wear your seat belt when you drive. Observe employees coming into the parking lot. Check for seat belt use.WELLNESS TIP: Some cholesterol-lowering medications may interact with grapefruit, grapefruitjuice, pomegranate and pomegranate juice. Talk to your medical provider if you have concerns.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Looking at construction equipment while driving through a work zone is a distraction. When driving in work zones, concentrate on vehicles near you. FEBRUARY Impact Forces Stepping On/Off Steps When stepping off work platforms, use the portable steps. 06 2012 When using a portable step, one test showed that on average, the force reduction is approximately 66 pounds (30 kg) – up to 35 percent of one’s body weight. If an employee stepped down 25 times during the course of a single shift, this would equate to 1,650 pounds (750 kgs) of additional force on the lower joints when not using the steps. CHSP Activity Review recent slip/fall Don’t wear-out your knees before their time. injuries from your operation with employees. Ask the group how these injuries Use the steps. could have been prevented.WELLNESS TIP: Why be a quitter? Smoking is the most important preventable cause ofpremature death in the United States.
FEBRUARY 07 Identity Theft: Protect Yourself According to global credit agencies, identity theft annually costs exceed $1 trillion (U.S. dollars). What can you do to protect yourself. 2012 • Don’t put outgoing mail, especially bill payments, in personal curbside mailboxes; use your local post office. • Use a locked mailbox with a slot at home if at all possible. Don’t write your account number on the outside of envelopes containing bill payments. • When you’re out of town, have the post office hold your mail for you or have someone you trust pick it up every day. CHSP Activity Have your local law • Make sure no one stands directly behind you when you enforcement agency come use an ATM or cash machine. talk about Internet and • Don’t provide your credit card number on the Internet personal identity theft protection. unless it is encrypted on a secure site.WELLNESS TIP: Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance andincreases the tendency for blood to clot.
FEBRUARY Capacity for Pushing and Pulling The capacity for pushing and pulling varies by each of us. We are all built differently. We need to know our limits. If we feel that any 08 2012 push or pull requires strength beyond our individual capability we need to take action to prevent injury. Here’s what you can do: • Use the features of our existing equipment and facilities to slide and leverage irregular-shaped or heavy objects. • Seek assistance from others when pushing or pulling heavy objects. If we do this, we must remember CHSP Activity to communicate and coordinate the push or pull activity. Demonstrate existing equipment and facilities that can be used to handle irregular-shaped or heavy objects.WELLNESS TIP: Smoking decreases HDL (good) cholesterol. Cigarette smoking combined witha family history also seems to greatly increase the risk heart disease.
FEBRUARY Three Points of Contact We need to remain Safe By Choice, Not By Chance. One way to do this is to use three points of contact: 09 2012 • Face ladders/stairs or the equipment you are climbing. • Establish firm footing by getting at least the ball of your foot on the rung. • Maintain three points of contact when going up or down any steps, ladders or when changing levels: • Two feet and one hand. • Two hands and one foot. CHSP Activity • Use every step; never jump. Observe employees who are accessing ladders and stairs using three points of contact and recognize those employees for using that method.WELLNESS TIP: People who smoke cigars or pipes seem to have a higher risk of death fromcoronary heart disease (and possibly stroke). Do not smoke cigars, pipes or cigarettes.
FEBRUARY Congratulations Palestine, TX Look at the achievements by the people of the Palestine Center: • They achieved 54,000 safe work days through February 2011. • They have worked five peak seasons without a crash or injury. • Their last lost-time injury was November 2006. 10 2012 • In April 2010, the center was designated a "Maximum Driver Center" and the center SLIC number painted on David Ragans race car for a race. • They have 342,417 safe driving miles, each driver averages 185 miles per day. • The center is in East Texas between Dallas and Houston. CHSP Activity Determine what milestones your work group can achieve and keep them advised of the status through charts, graphs and discussions.WELLNESS TIP: Your heart will thank you for quitting smoking. Within a few years of quittingyour risk of stroke and coronary artery disease are similar to non-smokers.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Stay alert when driving. Eating while driving is a form ofdistracted driving. FEBRUARY 13 Plan For The Unexpected Face your work: • When you face your work, you are more likely to see a potentially hazardous situation developing. Standing at a 30- to 2012 45-degree angle to the work flow allows you to see the work that is coming to you and where the work is going. Open doors cautiously: • Open overhead doors cautiously and report to your supervisor or team leader if a door is difficult to open. • Open the roll-up, hinged or sliding door while being aware that packages may have fallen against it. CHSP Activity Demonstrate how to open and close roll-up and hinged doors using safe work methods.WELLNESS TIP: Using the "better" fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) can helpreduce their risk of heart disease.
FEBRUARY Love Your Heart by Eating Healthy An ideal eating plan incorporates a variety of: • Fruits. 14 2012 • Beans, eggs, fish, nuts, lean meats and poultry. • Low-fat dairy products. • Vegetables. • Whole grains and fiber. • Limited amounts of high-cholesterol foods, saturated fats and trans fats. CHSP Activity • Limited amounts of salt and sodium. Distribute and complete the Quiz - Heart Disease • Limited amounts of alcohol. Awareness from the UPS Wellness Guide.WELLNESS TIP: Both saturated and trans fat are “bad” fats because they raise your badcholesterol level. That means they can both increase your risk for heart disease.
FEBRUARY 15 Drop-Frame Trailers Drop-Frame Trailer – Packages in drop-frame trailers are loaded in three distinct sections: the nose, above flaps, and below flaps. Each of the three sections has different wall heights. 2012 The below flaps section has some additional tasks associated with the flaps. Packages are also loaded beneath the permanent rollers in drop-frame trailers. In the below flaps section, each package shelf forms the foundation for the next higher package shelf until the flap level is reached. Some safety tips for working below the flaps. CHSP Activity • Securely latch drop frame flaps. Demonstrate to employees how to use three points of • When loading and unloading drop-frame trailers, raise and contact to stand in the lower yourself from a sitting position to get below the flaps section below the flaps. (instead of jumping).WELLNESS TIP: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are “better” fats because they canlower your bad cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease.
FEBRUARY Congratulations UPS Life Saver Brad Walker On March 1, 2011, Driver Brad Walker arrived at the Kingston, Canada, soup kitchen. He is his centers CHSP co-chair and was delivering in the area. Upon his arrival, there was a man on the floor who was having a heart attack. Brad administered CPR 16 2012 along with another bystander until the fire department arrived. Captain Mike Kieley says of Brad’s efforts, “he did exactly what he was supposed to do,” which resulted in saving the man’s life. CHSP Activity Review non-emergency evacuation notification procedures with all employees as well as places of refuge for their work areas.WELLNESS TIP: Get your blood pressure checked regularly. Optimal blood pressure is lessthan 120/80.
FEBRUARY Mentor New Employees In World Class Safety Organizations, employees lead the safety process. Mentoring is led by employees. Mentoring roles include: • CHSP Committee members should mentor new 17 2012 employees. • Assist bringing classroom training to the real working environment. • Reinforce Safe Work Methods. • Coach on potential areas of risk. • Answer questions about safety-related concerns. • Foster teamwork in the operation. CHSP Activity • Demonstrate the Safe By Choice, Not By Chance Welcome the new employee philosophy. into the employee mentoring program and invite them to a safety committee meeting.WELLNESS TIP: Too much salt can cause high blood pressure in some people. Choose asubstitute or use less salt at meal time.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: When traveling at 40 mph (65 km/h) and looking at a cell phonefor four seconds to make a call, you have traveled 2/3 of a football field without seeing the FEBRUARYroad. Congratulations Mesquite Feeders The Mesquite On Road Feeder team has worked hard to promote a safety culture that is led by a dynamic and active 20 2012 CHSP Committee, which values safe work method principles. On February 21, 2011 the Mesquite Feeders celebrated 70,209 Safe Work Days and passed 12 months without a DART injury. CHSP Activity Review your statistics compared to plan and provide positive reinforcement for successful activities.WELLNESS TIP: Cholesterol is a form of fat that is carried in the blood. Unhealthy cholesterollevels can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
FEBRUARY Knee Injury Prevention Good practices to prevent knee injuries: • Maintain a good diet to avoid becoming 21 2012 overweight. • Keep your knees and the muscles that support them strong and flexible. • Pivot, don’t twist. Twisting the wrong way can exert too much pressure on one side of your knee. • Wear work shoes with good arch supports. • Use proper lift/lower techniques. • Use proper push/pull techniques. • Develop a consistent exercise and stretching CHSP Activity Demonstrate the following routine (refer to the UPS Stretching video/CD). knee stretches: quadriceps, hamstring and calf.WELLNESS TIP: High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, and otherproblems. Managing blood pressure can help prevent these problems.
Safety as a Personal Value FEBRUARY UPS is committed to supporting wellness and providing a safe work environment for employees. Our expectation is zero injuries, auto crashes and adapting a healthy lifestyle through wellness education and awareness training. As an employee you can 22 2012 support this commitment by making the following declarations: • I will not turn the other way when I see an unsafe condition or behavior. I will correct it or report it to my supervisor. • I will report each employee injury and auto crash. • I will make wellness a personal value and encourage my co-workers and our families to make it a personal value for themselves. • I will support the CHSP Committee’s safety activities. CHSP Activity Distribute and complete “Know Your Numbers Personal Value Puzzle” from the UPS Wellness Guide.WELLNESS TIP: Smoking damages artery walls, causing fatty build-up and limiting blood flow.It raises your risk of having a heart attack.
ATM (Cash Machine) Safety FEBRUARY To avoid being a victim at an ATM (cash machine), consider: • Not choosing a PIN that is obvious such as your birth date, Social Security number, or government ID number. • Choose an ATM that feels safe even if it is a few miles out of 23 2012 your way. • Treat an ATM/bank card as though it was money. • Use ATMs that are in well-lighted, open and high-traffic areas such as those at grocery or convenience stores. • When you arrive at an ATM, look around. If you see anything that makes you uncomfortable or anyone who looks suspicious, do not stop. Either use an ATM at a different location or come back later. CHSP Activity • Be alert for anything suspicious, especially two or more people Ask your local law in a nearby vehicle, with no one else at the ATM. enforcement agency to visit to discuss personal security while using ATMs (cash machines).WELLNESS TIP: Extra weight strains your heart. It also adds to other risk factors for heartdisease.
FEBRUARY Yard Control Safety Yard control responsibilities differ whether you are certified or non-certified: • Be familiar with your building’s site-specific Yard 24 2012 Control Master Operating Plan (MOP). • If certified, wear your reflective vest whenever in the yard. • Stay in walk paths and designated break areas. • Enter/exit the building through designated pedestrian doors only. • Follow proper cone procedures, for example, when retrieving packages or cleaning around trailers. • Overhead doors are for vehicle traffic only. CHSP Activity Review a copy of the yard control map with your work group and discuss walk paths and pedestrian entrances/exits.WELLNESS TIP: Don’t buy a lot of butter, cream and ice cream. Save those foods for specialoccasions and, even then, limit how much you eat.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Smoking while driving is a common form ofdistracted driving. FEBRUARY 27 Influenza Risk Reduction It is never too late to practice preventive measures to reduce risk and exposure to influenza. Hand washing and proper cough etiquette are critical to preventing the spread of viruses. To properly wash hands: 2012 • Wet your hands and apply soap. • Rub your hands vigorously together and scrub all surfaces. • Continue for at least 15 seconds. • Rinse well and dry your hands. Cough and sneeze etiquette reduces the spread of germs: • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. • Use your upper sleeve if you don’t have a tissue. • Place the used tissue in a hands-free waste basket, if available. CHSP Activity Distribute “Stopping the • Avoid coughing or sneezing, avoid touching your eyes, ears, Spread of Germs” handout mouth and nose. located from the UPS • After coughing or sneezing, clean your hands with soap or Wellness Guide. alcohol-based hand sanitizer.WELLNESS TIP: Risk for heart disease and stroke gradually increase with age. Stay active.
Walk Like a Penguin FEBRUARY Prevent falls on ice by doing the following: • Point your feet out slightly like a penguin. Spreading your feet out slightly while walking on ice lowers your center of gravity. • Bend slightly at the knees and walk flat-footed with your center 28 2012 of gravity directly over the feet as much as possible. • Take short steps or shuffle for stability. In addition, here are some other pointers when dealing with icy conditions: • In cold temperatures, walk with caution and assume that all wet, dark areas on pavements are slippery and icy. • Walk in designated walkways as much as possible. Taking shortcuts over snow piles and other frozen areas CHSP Activity Discuss areas of the can be hazardous. building where employees • Look ahead when you walk, especially up and down hills. may walk on ice. Discuss ice prevention and removal The sidewalk or driveway may be snow or ice covered. procedures. Demonstrate walking like a penguin.WELLNESS TIP: Smoking injures blood vessels and speeds up the hardening of the arteries.If you don’t smoke don’t start.
FEBRUARY Handling Heavier Packages The safe and proper handling of packages is important at all times, and heavy packages weighing over 70 pounds (35 kg) require particular care. 29 2012 • Over 70 (35 kg) highlight tape must be used whenever you pick up or encounter Over 70s (35 kg) that have not been properly identified. This tape should be wrapped across and around a package to ensure it is clearly visible from several angles. • When handling Over 70s (35 kgs), use leverage to avoid lifting. Use the edge of the package to lift, pivot, move or roll CHSP Activity Audit Over 70s (35kg) into position. packages in your work area to ensure highlight tape has • Use carry aids, roller lines and P-Z been applied. carts to help you move the package.WELLNESS TIP: Since cholesterol is found in animal products, limit those foods by choosing low-fat alternatives such as lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat diary products.
MARCH Five Keys to Weight Management March is “Nutrition and Healthy Eating” month. Follow these five keys to eating healthy and preventing obesity: 1. Know your Body Mass Index (BMI). 01 2012 2. Limit fast-food intake and reduce portion sizes at meals. 3. Avoid foods/drinks high in sugar. 4. Exercise at least 30-60 minutes on most days. 5. Avoid saturated and trans fats. Measure your food. Whatever you eat, it’s easy to eat too much of it. How can you keep from eating too much? One way is portion CHSP Activity control. Obtain a food guide from your local government to show the types and Start planning. Conduct a Wellness Week with daily wellness amounts of foods that activities starting March 12. should be consumed daily.WELLNESS TIP: The healthiest way to reduce calories is to reduce intake of added sugars,saturated/trans fats and alcohol, which provides lots of calories but few or no essential nutrients.
MARCH Anatomy of the Back The spine is a “S” curve. The three curves are cervical, thoracic and lumbar. It is made up of nerves, muscles, discs and vertebrae. The back muscles function to stabilize the back. The 02 2012 upper leg and abdominal muscles help with lifting and lowering not the back muscles. The vertebrae protects the spinal cord and nerves. There are also discs in the back. The disc separate the vertebrae and acts as a cushion. Think of a disc as a jelly donut. It has a coarse outer shell with a jelly-like material in the middle. The jelly-like material allows for movement of the spine. When we lift, we place pressure on the disc. So, remember to maintain CHSP Activity the natural curve of your spine when you lift. Have your committee’s Wellness Champion review stretching exercises specific to the back.WELLNESS TIP: Eat a healthy, balanced diet based on plant foods (vegetables, fruits, wholegrains and beans), and maintain a healthy weight to prevent some cancers.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Avoid texting even while stopped in traffic.Remember to always keep your eyes moving. MARCH 05 Daylight Saving Time (in the United States) Sunday, March 11 Many countries observe some form of Daylight Saving Time. If this event occurs where you live, follow these tips: 2012 • Prepare to lose an hour of sleep. • Setting the clock forward one hour early will be easier for night owls than for early risers because our internal body clock takes its cues from the amount of daylight we are exposed to. • Get a good night’s sleep Saturday. • Consider going to bed an hour early to prepare for Daylight Saving Time. CHSP Activity • Remember: others may not be as aware due to losing an hour Remind employees to move their clocks forward of sleep. Therefore, be very vigilant when driving. Saturday night and to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.WELLNESS TIP: Let water be your beverage of choice whenever possible. Low-fat milk, soymilk andorange juice are ways to cover some of the food categories on many dietary guides.
MARCHSafe Observations In World Class Safety Organizations, employees lead the safety process and they measure safe behaviors. By participating in UPS’s Observation and Feedback Process, CHSP Committee members can lead the safety process: 06 2012 • Use your operation’s observation form to conduct and track observations. • Lead by example by following all Safe Work Methods and especially the methods on the observation form. • Encourage safe behaviors by reinforcing them. • Recognize safe behaviors as often as possible. CHSP Activity Review and demonstrate the • When “At-Risk” behaviors are identified, demonstrate and behaviors on your coach employees on the “Safe” behavior. operation’s observation forms. What is the current percent safe for each behavior?WELLNESS TIP: Limit opportunities for temptation at home by moderating or restrictingaccess to sugary soft drinks and unhealthy snacks.
MARCH Prohibited Hazardous Materials How do you know if a HAZMAT is prohibited in our system? • Compare the diamond label on the box to the labels on the 07 2012 prohibited chart. • The HAZMATs in the top All UPS section are prohibited in the UPS small package system. • The additional HAZMATs in the bottom section are prohibited in our air network, AIR which includes NDA, 2DA, 3DA and ground to AK, HI, PR CHSP Activity and Catalina Islands, CA. Review the Prohibited Hazardous Materials poster with your work group. Then audit some hazardous materials packages in your area to ensure there are none that are prohibited.WELLNESS TIP: Fish may actually be brain food. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, whichappear to protect brain cells. If you don’t get enough fish, consider an omega-3 supplements.
MARCH World Kidney Day The kidneys are complicated and amazing organs that have numerous biological roles. Their primary role is to maintain the 08 2012 balance of bodily fluids by filtering and secreting metabolites and minerals from the blood and excreting them, along with water, as urine. The kidneys control blood stream levels of many minerals and molecules including sodium and potassium, and help to control blood acidity. The kidneys are also important regulators of blood pressure and the production of red blood cells. CHSP Activity Distribute and complete the Wellness Self Check, Nutrition Assessment, from the UPS Wellness Guide.WELLNESS TIP: Stock the refrigerator or pantry with vegetables, fruits, granola, caffeine-freebeverages, and other healthy options.
MARCH 09 Prepare Yourself for Success Job setup – preparation for the workday prevents injuries. • Inspect equipment – check conveyor securing stations, guarding and load stands, as well as any powered 2012 equipment like forklifts and stock pickers. • Housekeeping of work area – leave your work area cleaner than when you arrived. • Dress for the job – wear sturdy work shoes with slip-resistant soles. Do not wear loose clothing. • Mentally prepare for the job – arrive to work early. • Talk to someone if you have personal or family CHSP Activity distractions. Verify that powered industrial • Be physically ready for the job – come to work trucks outside the facility have functioning headlights, fully rested and stretch before beginning your hazard lights or reflective shift. material that provides 360 degrees of visibility.WELLNESS TIP: Don’t make big changes to your diet all at once. Make small changes, anddon’t give up. As soon as those changes become habit, add a few more changes.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: Reaching for an electronic device while driving increases the risk of a crash by 6.7 times, according to a recent study by MARCH Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute. Congratulations Knoxville Tyson Air Ramp The employees at this air ramp have exceeded 14 years without a lost-time injury, dating back to 1996. They have 12 2012 accumulated 178,900 days without a lost-time injury. The streak has been made possible by the 50 employees and management who make working safely part of their culture. Rain, snow, or heat on the air ramp has not affected their ability to work safely. CHSP Activity Share with your work group the injury and crash goals and where you are in relation to them. Discuss what can be done to ensure you meet your goals.WELLNESS TIP: Since cholesterol is found in animal products, limit those foods by choosinglow-fat alternatives such as lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat diary products.
Maintaining Three Points of Contact MARCH Whether we are operating a P-24, feeder, package car, forklift, shifter or climbing a fixed ladder, we all face a similar exposure – gravity. 13 2012 For that reason, we need to employ safe work practices and maintain three points of contact. We can’t forget safety at home either. Whether we are climbing up to access stored materials above a garage, climbing a ladder to clean gutters, changing a light bulb, trimming bushes or painting the house, we need to use safe work practices both on and off CHSP Activity Ask for a volunteer to the job. demonstrate the use of three points of contact as it relates to your work area. Discuss Maintain safety while climbing. Use three points of contact. the challenges to this method. For example, what do you do with a clip board when you climb?WELLNESS TIP: Staying at a healthy weight can help you prevent and manage problems like type 2diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol.
MARCH Irreg Slides • Follow the rules to safely handle the irreg slides. • Bottom slide must be fully extended before lowering flap. 14 • Use bar to lift latch – keeping hands/fingers clear of 2012 packages. • When lifting flap keep hands/fingers to the side of the flap. • Do not lower flap until lower slide is fully extended. • Keep hands and fingers clear of pinch points. • Do not release bar with hands on the package side of flap. CHSP Activity Demonstrate how to safely use irreg slides.WELLNESS TIP: Eat smaller portions of high-calorie foods. Be aware that “low-fat” or “nonfat”does not mean “low-calorie”. Low-fat foods are often high in calories. Choose wisely.
MARCH 15 My Plate (U.S. Employees) MyPlate is the “new generation” food icon to prompt consumers to think differently about their food choices. ChooseMyPlate.gov contains resources to help people meet nutrient and calorie needs 2012 and make positive eating choices. “MyPlate” promotes fruits and vegetables, which cover half the circle. Grains occupy an additional quarter, as do proteins such as meat, fish and poultry. Off to the side you have dairy such as skim or 1% milk. CHSP Activity Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for additional resources to share with employees in the Safety Zone or other high traffic areas.WELLNESS TIP: When you eat away from home, choose food low in calories, fat, and sugar, andavoid large portion sizes.
Food Guidelines (Non- U.S. Employees) MARCH Many countries have food guidelines, typically reinforced using food icons such as pyramids, pagodas or plates, to prompt consumers to think differently about their food choices. They contain resources to help people meet nutrient and calorie needs and make positive 15 2012 eating choices. Most promote fruits and vegetables, grains and rice, proteins such as meat, fish and poultry, and dairy such as skim or 1% milk. If you are not familiar with your country’s recommended dietary guidelines for a healthy lifestyle, visit the government website health page. CHSP Activity Provide the web address for your country’s food and hand out food guide resources to employees or post in the Safety Zone or other high traffic areas.WELLNESS TIP: When you eat away from home, choose food low in calories, fat, and sugar, andavoid large portion sizes.
Top Home Safety Tips MARCH 16 To Prevent Falls: • Install grab bars in the tub and shower. • Use non-slip mats. • Have bright lights over stairs and steps and on landings. 2012 • Keep stairs clear of clutter. To Prevent Fires and Burns: • Have working smoke alarms and hold home fire drills. If you build a new home, consider installing fire sprinklers. • Stay near the stove when cooking, especially when you are frying food. Prevent Choking and Suffocation: • Things that can fit through a toilet paper tube can cause a young child to choke. • Keep coins, latex balloons and hard round foods, like hard CHSP Activity candy and peanuts where children cannot touch them. Ask the local fire department to visit the work group to talk about home safety.WELLNESS TIP: Eat five or more servings of vegetables and fruits each day.
DISTRACTED DRIVING TIP: 80 percent of drivers in a recent survey said they drink soda or coffee while they drive. Drinking, placing a cup in a cup holder, MARCH 19 and opening a thermos are all distractions. Struck By/Against Injury Prevention Struck by/against injuries account for a large percentage of injuries at UPS. Follow these tips to prevent a struck by or struck 2012 against injury: • Lift and carry objects by grasping diagonal opposite corners. • Keep your awareness level high. • Scan your walk path. • Look for obstacles on the floor, sticking out from shelves or carts or from above floor level. • Never try to catch a falling package or object. • Keep eyes ahead of your work to watch for falling objects. • Make eye contact with operators of powered equipment. CHSP Activity Discuss actual/potential struck by/against injuries in your work area and ways to prevent these injuries.WELLNESS TIP: Blueberries like many other fruits contain antioxidants. Eat a variety of coloredfruits on a regular basis.
MARCH 20 Congratulations UPS Argentina • UPS Argentina received a Liberty Mutual Silver International Safety Award for reducing their auto crash frequency by 56.1 percent to the 2010 plan, achieving a year-end frequency of 4.56. 2012 • Also, the country’s small package operations worked more than 275,000 hours in 2010 without a DART injury. CHSP Activity Conduct a demonstration on testing a package for shifting contents using a box and a round object, such as a two liter soda bottle.WELLNESS TIP: Drinking at least three 250 ml or 8 oz. glasses of juice a week may reduce therisk of Alzheimer’s disease by 25 percent as concluded by a recent study.
Spotlight On Success: Best Practices: MARCH 21 Eight Keys to Yard Control Help foster awareness and knowledge of yard control. Take an assessment on yard control Safety, which can be found in the Health & Safety SharePoint 2012 Best Practices folder. Ever wonder if another region or district has encountered the same problem or exposure that you have and wondered how they addressed it? The answer may be in the SharePoint site. Through our partnership with Liberty Mutual, we have a repository CHSP Activity of proven remedies to issues, problems or exposures. These Print the Yard Control Safety examples and their solutions have been categorized in an Procedures Test from SharePoint and distribute it to electronic folder titled “Best Practices.” the work group and discuss the answers after they have taken the assessment.WELLNESS TIP: Eating a variety of foods will help you get all the vitamins, minerals, proteinand carbohydrates your body needs to stay healthy.
MARCH Where Is Your Head When Lifting? The human head weighs 8 to 12 pounds (3.5-5.5 kg). When the head is directly over the spine the stress is at a 22 2012 minimum. But, when you bend forward, the weight of your head results in enormous stress on your neck and your back. When holding the bowling ball in an upright position, the weight is straight down the arms. Lean the ball forward about 45 degrees. Now the weight is still acting downwards, but its forward of where youre holding it. This causes a lever effect, and the forces on your muscles, tendons and joints multiply. Its the same with your head. When you lean over at the waist you are putting even more CHSP Activity Consider having employees pressure on your lower back to support your upper body. with prior lifting or lowering injuries complete the applicable online assessment.WELLNESS TIP: USDA’s MyPlate symbolizes a personalized approach to healthy eating. Go toMyPlate.gov for details. Non-U.S., see your government health website for dietary guidelines.
MARCH 23 What is a DART Injury? DART stands for Days Away, Restricted or Transferred. 2012 A DART injury is a type of injury that results in an employee being away from work, having restricted work activity, or a job transfer. The DART frequency is measured throughout each UPS operation. Is your operation’s DART frequency on plan to make the year-end goal? CHSP Activity During the PCM review your operation’s actual DART frequency compared to the planned frequency.WELLNESS TIP: Use less fat. Prepare foods using lower-fat cooking methods, such as bakingmeats on a rack, broiling, grilling, roasting or steaming instead of frying.