By: Cormac Gilligan, UPS Global Head – Health and Safety
Our drivers and package handlers are like world-class athletes. To help keep UPSers prepared for their work, we invest more than $343 million in safety training each year and have a network of hundreds of health and safety professionals hard at work around the world.
Being prepared to work in the heat is critical. Coming to work well rested and staying hydrated are some of the most important ways to keep safe in hot weather. We also know that these are only part of the safety solution. The right training, the right gear and the right equipment are also key to helping UPSers stay safe.
With that in mind, we have spent the last several months working with top experts in heat safety to study various working conditions and further improve our trainings and protocols to help our employees work safely—especially on hot days.
Here are five ways we’re making this summer even safer for all UPSers:
We’re challenging ourselves to continue exploring solutions that can help keep our employees safe—especially on hot days. Together, we’re recharging our commitment to the health and safety of our people and helping everyone work safely year-round.
UPS and the Teamsters recently reached an agreement about vehicle heat safety. Learn more here.
Check out this CBS News Texas video about UPSers preparing to work safely in hot weather.