Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

HOW SOME TRANSIT AGENCIES TREAT THEIR WORKERS WHEN IT GETS HOT

The heat index is tracked daily, Reehl says, and precautions are taken, but work halts when the index reaches 105. In addition to earlier work hours, each crew has an extended break time and shaded pop-up tents and tables with water coolers, sports drinks and access to ice. HRT trucks also make daily deliveries of fresh oranges and popsicles to crews to maintain hydration.

Houston METRO targets worker safety during summer’s extreme heat

3 comments:

Cameron Johnson said...

Houston METRO targets worker safety.
TriMet just targets workers.

Erik H. said...

Safety First, except when it poses an operational inconvenience for TriMet management.

Anonymous said...

Heat Index of 105? Isn't the average, un-airconditioned Trimet bus at least 120-130 when heatwaves like the present one strike?
Where is safety first and the shaded pop up tents, ice, water coolers, and sport drinks here at Trimet? How about even a few friggin
bananas or something!