Article 39 of 8258 articles posted under "Harassment and Discrimination"

CSX-Sucks!

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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

In reply to:
Name: Bob Smith
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Has anyone heard or experienced any back lash about the companies
"weight restriction" policy.  I have been told they are putting
people on the street for being over a certain weight, i think it's
325lbs.  Can they put people on the street for that????  If they do
wonder what the employ could do, law suit???
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It is an OHSA policy for working at heights, which stems from
manufacture specs of fall arrest harnesses and rescue harnesses.

310lbs is the minimum tensile strength for harnesses.  When you fall
the physics will put stress to minimum of 5,000lbs on a fall arrest
anchor.  Per OHSA the maximum allowable deceleration force on a worker
should they fall is 1,800lbs.  It's confusing, I fully understand so
look at a 10 pound bag of flour as opposed to a 20 pound bag of flour
on a rubber band. The 20 pound will splat all over the sidewalk.

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