Can a shipper/receiver force you to wear ppe?

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by Nate21, Oct 27, 2022.

  1. Nate21

    Nate21 Bobtail Member

    Aug 17, 2021
    To make a long story short, I been at my company for 3 months and I been going to this reciever frequently to deliver steel coils. During this time I would wear the ppe they wanted me to wear. Hard hat with Bill facing forward, long sleeves, Kevlar sleeves on the outside of the long sleeve shirt you are already wearing, steel toes, pants, etc. There's a lot.

    Well just the other day the safety guy came up to me with an attitude demanding I wear ear plugs. I showed him the paper and said they are not required because it's not on the paper. He started throwing a fit about it and I guess now they have an updated ppe sheet with even more ppe to wear. I'm all for safety, don't get me wrong but some of this stuff is just ridiculous. You can whisper to each other in that building. My truck is louder than everything in there.

    I guess I didn't really make a long story short after all lol. Im just wondering if a reciever can force you to wear ppe while delivering there
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar

    I got i to it with a guy over side shields on my glasses.
    Told him i was a flatbed driver not a tanker.
    He later gave me a write up to turn into my company, I tore it up in front of him and told him to get his #### off my trailer.
    I had yet to sign bol so it technically wasn’t mine.

    Do it or leave.
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Their playground, their rules.

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

    Nov 29, 2011
    West Virginia
    Yep, it’s their BBQ. Follow said rules of the BBQ and enjoy the proceeds from it or……
  7. Nate21

    Nate21 Bobtail Member

    Aug 17, 2021
    Right on, thanks for the replies.
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    would you go to either an indoor or outdoor shooting range without hearing protection..??

    i think not.

    they most likely had some sort of safety audit, maybe from OSHA that found the noise levels to be too high.

    their toys, their home, their rules....

    don't wanna play nicey-nice..??

    take your toys and go home...
  9. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Road Train Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Southeastern ID
    If someone comes to visit your house and you ask them to remove their shoes before entering, and they refuse, do you still have to let them in?
  10. silverspur

    silverspur Road Train Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Were they used ear plugs covered with someone else's wax?
    Albertaflatbed, alds, Coffey and 2 others Thank this.
  11. Eight Omens

    Eight Omens Light Load Member

    Oct 10, 2022
    Central Texas
    Standard flatbed PPE you should have
    Long pants
    Steel toed boots
    Reflective vest
    hard hat
    safety glasses amber or clear for indoor or dark areas tinted are ok for outdoors

    Above that if the shipper or receiver has additional requirements, they should supply them for your temporary use. Once they supply them yes, they can enforce your using them.
    I had a place I used to pick up from that required you to use a safety harness and guideline to get on your trailer and tarp. The had the harnesses there for the drivers to use.
    Albertaflatbed and snowlauncher Thank this.
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