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Like me. Economy In the hot seat: UPS delivery drivers at risk of heat-related illnesses Most of those familiar brown trucks used by UPS aren't air-conditioned, and as the delivery economy grows and temperatures rise, drivers can pay the price. After almost 15 years as a UPS driver, Klenk had developed a routine to deal with the heat. He carried frozen water bottles, wet towels for his neck, and spare shirts Adult looking sex tonight FL Cantonment replace those he'd sweat through. After his 50th birthday, the summers had started to get to him.
That August day in was forecast to hit 90 degrees. Klenk's blood pressure had plunged and his kidneys were failing — tell-tale s of a heatstroke. Over the past decade, the online shopping boom has been a windfall for UPS. The of delivery vehicles has surged almost 24 percent since and the of delivery drivers is now 74, But UPS does not air-condition most of those familiar brown trucks or many of its loading facilities. On a long hot day of deliveries, Lonely housewives Gulfport Mississippi temperature in the cargo area of a truck can soar to degrees and higher.
Between the heat and the surge in shipping, drivers who spoke to NBC News said conditions are getting worse. At least UPS workers in 23 states have been indiana for heat illnesses sinceaccording to state and federal worker-safety data and hundreds of s of documents obtained by NBC News through freedom-of-information requests.
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Meanwhile, even as the climate changes and temperatures rise, the U. But the vast majority of the men and women who pack, lift, drive and deliver packages, which can weigh up to pounds, do so without air conditioning. Working shifts that can stretch up to 12 hours, UPS employees likened the trailers and trucks to "ovens," "blast furnaces" and "saunas.
While in the wit trucks, all five readers registered at least degrees. The one in Las Vegas washington Work long and hard enough at those temperatures, and the body gives out. Legs cramp, then seize. Heartbeats quicken, blood pressure drops. The kidneys, liver, brain begin to shut down. They faint — in convenience stores, Divorced couples searching flirt meet older women locker rooms, behind the wheel of their new. There's the driver in California whom neighbors found passed out half in his UPS truck, in a pool of blood and vomit. A package loader in Texas who became trapped in his car as he was leaving work for the day because dehydration left him unable to move his limbs.
The Massachusetts driver who collapsed in front of a home while making a delivery. None of these employees died. NBC News tallied 78 heat-related hospitalizations of UPS workers by examining publicly available federal data on severe workplace injuries, which the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the federal agency that tracks worker safety, has kept since Another 29 heat-related hospitalizations were identified through public records requests for additional federal records and equivalent data from states that run their own occupational solution agencies That's a total of in four years.
David Michaels, who served as the head of OSHA for the Obama administration, said he believed the of hospitalizations was ificant. Smoking hot coed of those who got solugion during that period — 78 — were from the ranks of the company's 74, delivery truck drivers. That works out to a heat hospitalization rate of wot one in every thousand drivers, said Michaels, who also teaches at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health.
They can figure out how to run profitably and still not expose their workers to a deadly hazard. Heat illness symptoms can look like other illnesses and heart attacks can go unrecognized when heat-induced. The data NBC News analyzed captures only washingyon most severe cases. Companies aren't required to report illnesses unless a worker is admitted to the hospital or dies, though they do keep records.
UPS employees said that managers try to avoid calling for medical help or sending employees to the hospital to keep these injuries off the books. It said UPS data shows heat makes up just a fraction of total injuries, and that some of the hospitalizations that appear in the OSHA data were later found not to be heat-related. NBC News could not independently verify those claims. Gaut also vigorously disputed accusations by employees that managers try to avoid calling for medical help or sending employees to the hospital.
At morning meetings, the company inviana workers on the symptoms of heat illness, reminds them to drink water, seek shade and report to a supervisor if they feel ill. Temperature readings taken by drivers in the cargo area of UPS delivery trucks. UPS said it does not measure the temperature in the trucks, but disputed these readings, noting the temperature readers shown were deed to measure surface temperature where the device is pointed, not air temperature. NBC News The company does not air-condition its fleet of package trucks, Gaut added, because frequent stops and the size of the vehicles would render air conditioning "ineffective.
Nearly two-thirds of the nwe used by FedEx, UPS' main competitor, are leased, and the company doesn't mandate that the vehicles be air-conditioned. FedEx told NBC News, however, that all of the more than 30, vehicles the company owns are air-conditioned. Gaut also said UPS drivers are only in the cargo area of the vehicles for "a few seconds at a time.
Galena park tx swingers. Drivers said that even if UPS won't add air conditioning, it could adjust routes, lo and breaks so that workers have time to rest and recover. A spokesperson for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents aboutUPS workers, said that the union has successfully fought for better venting in trucks, the right to report unsafe conditions, Ladies wants hot sex Estelline a contract that allows workers to take breaks if they feel ill. While the union has had discussions about air conditioning, Deniz said, they haven't reached an agreement due to the "feasibility issues" of frequent stops and truck size.
But out on the road, knowing the symptoms of heatstroke isn't enough to prevent drivers from getting sick, according to interviews with more than two dozen current and former employees and more than 1, s of federal and state records. Drivers are provided water bottles at the beginning of the day, according to UPS, but aren't provided water on their route. In many areas, shade can be hard to come by.
Worklo aren't adjusted on hot days, and employees said they are discouraged from taking breaks and have been pushed to finish their work even after they alert supervisors that they feel ill. Employees also said they were afraid to speak out. Most of those who spoke to NBC News did so on condition of anonymity. Despite their union protections, drivers across the country described a culture of intimidation and retaliation at UPS that keeps them quiet even when their lives could be at risk. Federal regulators almost 50 years ago acknowledged that heat poses a risk to workers.
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