Help: I need to know if there is language anywhere that stipulates that jams on the FSS (or similar equipment) must be cleared by trained maintenance personnel.
About 2-3 years ago a mail handler was almost crushed to death in our facility when she was told by her supervisor to clear a jam in an area where only mechanics were allowed to be in and the machine started unexpectedly. The service talk below with the image states that only maintenance can clear jams in those areas…. It has a 2011 date. However, yesterday that service talk was replaced with one that states anyone can clear jams. It does not have a date.
I work at NJ NDC-BMC. We have had several deaths and serious injuries already. We’ve also had 4 fires in the last year! Management is trying to eliminate about 30 more mechanics and ET jobs. Maintenance is already understaffed as is. We need to protect these jobs and stop putting untrained workers in harm’s way. We appreciate in advance any and all help.