When Safety Meetings go bad.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Shackdaddy, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Halifax Nova Scotia
    What about bluetooth? Or just dont answer?
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  3. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

    Jan 30, 2011
    Johns Creek, GA.
  4. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    Never attended a safety meeting. Couple of times drivers told me management cant keep control of the meeting and points of discussion wander off into drivers blabbering on with their war stories and general whining. Face it....companies don't give a fiddlers F about your opinion.
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  5. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    In the oilfield, safety meetings are as common as farts. A few times a year we would have something called safety stand downs. All operations would cease for the day and we would have a company wide meeting in a local hotel conference room. Good food. Usually toss in a drug test for everyone.

    I usually had to lead the charge against the management BS since nobody else would speak up. I always hated the “we care about you and safety is priority” crap while on a daily basis pushing to do the opposite. I Wasn’t well liked at these meetings. Had one manager try to jump over a table at me cause I wouldn’t back down. It really was all lip service.
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  6. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Tooele, UT
    KAG had some good info at their safety meetings but then the upper management would talk.
    I asked a straight forward question and the manager did an amazing waltz around it but still never actually answering it. As soon as he was done and trying to move on I calmly restated the question. Now everyone realizes what he did and now they too want an answer. He didn't like me.
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  7. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    I would have taken pics of other peoples trucks just to see if they pay attention or not. Every day just send pics of different trucks. Even googled pics.
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