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  1. Apr 18, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    We have a new hygiene head and she has just ordered her staff to wash bearings.
    omg, i have told her bearings need grease and i thought she understood but no, i re greased them and hygiene washed them again, well i am Holiday from tonight so i will leave a note in the book (expect machine to seize about mid day) hygiene have washed the grease away.
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2008 #2

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    :rofl: Sorry, I know it's not really funny, but I can't help but laugh. Do you get paid extra if you get called in on the weekend to fix a seized up machine? You might want to go ahead and put in an order for whatever parts will be damaged when they wash off all the grease again so it won't take too long to get things up and running again. What an idiot! I hope this is someone who can be fired quickly when everything seizes up and production stops.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2008 #3

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    I have just made out a parts list for parts i know will be damaged, i shudder to think what will happen if it stops at certain points crash bang.she is so history, i have it all written down.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2008 #4

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    Wash bearings? :uhh:
     
  6. Apr 18, 2008 #5
    Oh people like that are just great aren't they. We had a new safety coordinator at the job I worked this summer and she would do things like that. Have us hook up a piece of equipment so she could see how safely we worked around the PTO, I never quite understood how she was a good judge of that seeing as until that day she didn't know what the PTO was and had never hooked anything up in her life. She also told us the chemical suits we used for spraying insecticides sure looked hot and she hoped they were at least breathable, that made my day.

    I don't understand how she could not know bearings + no grease = BAD. I swear people who get titles like safety coordinator or hygiene head are the people who have failed at everything else in life :P
     
  7. Apr 18, 2008 #6

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    Yep, she had her head in every nook and cranny, i also told her we use food safe grease.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2008 #7

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    Does she think people are going to eat the bearings?
     
  9. Apr 18, 2008 #8

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    :rofl: That's REALLY bad! Any chance she's moved to Britain and is now working in a cake factory?

    I think you might be right there. It certainly seems to require leaving behind all common sense.

    Wollie, maybe you should consider telling the hygiene person that all the grease is purchased sterile and only applied with gloves on, so is completely safe to be where it is? I'd be torn between just letting her keep cleaning it off until catastrophe so you can get her fired faster and finding ways to save yourself the trouble of having to fix everything that's going to break.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2008 #9

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    Usually i would out rank her with all things mechanical, but as it is the week end i can not get hold of my boss and she is just so annal.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2008 #10
    I think I just sat there and stared blankly at her for a few minutes before I realized that she really did just say that. I could not believe it. You would think common sense would tell you a chemical suit should probably not be breathable but I guess not
     
  12. Apr 18, 2008 #11

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    I will give it one more try, the trouble is she has all these swabs and paper work if any thing shows a certain color it seems she is authorized to clean it.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2008 #12
    She's probably just trying hard to impress people in her new role. Maybe after a little while she will get lazy like most people and stop trying so hard and let things like darn nasty greasy bearings slide.....well if she doesn't get fired for causing the place to fly to pieces first that is. She really should learn to listen to people who know more than she does though.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2008 #13
    Fighting the urge to put a "Danger" comment in at this point....Must...fight it...must.....
     
  15. Apr 18, 2008 #14

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    :rofl:

    There are a lot of baffling safety regulations. Did you know that syringes are sharps? No, not ones with needles attached, but just the syringe. I'm still looking for the sharp part. I could understand classifying them as medical waste, even if used for nothing but sucking up water, since you can't tell that by looking at them, but sharp? And, we have someone who seems to have nothing better to do than go around putting up notes over the sharps containers that they are for syringes only, no needles. :uhh: Needless to say, we ignore it. If she makes a bigger fuss of it, I'll drag in someone higher up to explain that detaching a used needle from a used syringe is more of a safety hazard than putting both together into the same waste container that you're not supposed to be reaching your hands into anyway.
     
  16. Apr 18, 2008 #15
    We just Hazmat everything anymore, from slides to gowns. It all gets sealed in 50 gallon blue drums, then men in gray suits {I call them the Hazmat fairys} wisk them away when no one is looking.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2008 #16

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    Grrrrr, what a B----, she just walked out on me, the last one like her was getting tuped by one of directors.
     
  18. Apr 18, 2008 #17

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    Ask her to produce a manual that shows that bearings do not need to be greased.
     
  19. Apr 18, 2008 #18

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    I wish it was so easy here. We have to separate everything, sharps, biohazard, chemical waste, and various combinations of each. If it didn't cost so much more, I'd be tempted to call it all mixed biohazardous sharp chemical waste, especially when the names seem arbitrary anyway. Drives me bonkers that I have to dispose of plastic serological pipets as biohazardous sharps when I've only used them to pipet STERILE WATER! The soda straws in the cafeteria trash are more hazardous.
     
  20. Apr 18, 2008 #19

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    Ooh, you're good at this. You've done this before, haven't you? :approve:
     
  21. Apr 18, 2008 #20

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    She has gone, left the building, she would not even leave me a copy of her paper work, i will send my boss an e mail but he wont read it till monday.
     
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