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Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours?

#23368

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 12 February, 2003

We allow people in our shop to take calls on their cell phones any time they get a call, thinking that in case of an emergency they should be able to respond to their family's need for help. We ask that people close their calls that do not require immediate attention and reconnect with that caller during the next scheduled break. Some complain about others abusing this privelage by attending to personal business during work hours.

How do you handle this BS?

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Dreamsniper

#23369

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 12 February, 2003

Hi DaveF,

We do not allow people to have their cell / mobile phones if they are working or entering our Production / Manufacturing Facilities due to the signal interruptions that our test systems are receiving. Notice that when your phone rings your PC monitor starts flickering or giving you horizontal lines. For our production employees, ther are not allowed to bring with them or use mobile phones while working. If they have an emergency call from their families, friends etc. they are welcome to receive calls and talk to them via the main company trunk line (phone system) thru the receptionists. If they (production employees)need to make a call they need to inform the person in-charge of their department and it must be an important call and not a friendly hi-how are u-chita-chat.

regards,

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MA/NY DDave

#23371

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 13 February, 2003

Hi

Usually a no no in Production areas. or any areas involving physical hazards.

If you brought in a trained Safety Professional they would be able to give all the distraction reasons that could lead to accident exposures.

One highly motivated place I worked, strapped a local pager to all their engineers and technicians to buzz their body and then they would see they had a phone number to call back. You had to call a special internal number just for pagers. Even that was annoying since they could then be distracted when their head was in a machine. This facility was big and the engineers roamed far and wide SO I guess they found the best solution YET mostly for business reasons and not for emergencies.

Phone calls to any employee (pro or not) for emergencies, and Life Altering situations ARE NOT A GOOD IDEA. Quite often the human response mechanism gets Flakeeeyyy and they will do strange things (Blood Pressure goes up instantly). A Human with a little more patience is better to bring the message and help the other human be less flakeeyy.

Yet ask a Pro, and get some reports.

Now David F, I get a lot of magazines and you might just see if Occupational Hazards http://www.occupationalhazards.com has any articles.

Good Luck if you have to change a culture.

YiEng DDave

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MA/NY DDave

#23372

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 13 February, 2003

Hi

Since you had such a funny funny title I thought I would tell you a funny to make you giggle hopefully.

My middle initial is F. So I am also David F

Gee funny writing to yourself

YiEng, DDave

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MA/NY DDave

#23374

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 13 February, 2003

Hi David F,

Hey I poked around the site above for a few minutes and didn't find anything, so I said HEY let David F do it if he chooses.

Here is one item that gives some examples of flakeeeyyy responses. I have my own yet this was faster.

http://www.occupationalhazards.com/full_story.php?WID=4306

I saw this human behavior tendency demonstrated with a group that should know better - fire instructors. Many years ago, while I was attending a large conference for fire instructors, the fire alarm in the hotel began to alarm. The appropriate action would have been to evacuate the building but the group standing outside the hotel was quite small. The rest of the occupants' responses ranged from completely ignoring the alarm to searching for the fire without benefit of protective clothing and equipment. We found out later as the local fire department arrived that the alarm was not false; the kitchen was on fire.

In another instance, workers in a manufacturing facility continued to operate a machine in spite of the fact the machine next to theirs was on fire. When we asked the workers why they hadn't evacuated immediately, they said the smoke wasn't that bad and they wanted to "catch up on their quota." The "not bad" condition they were describing was smoke filling the area from a 30-foot ceiling down to about 10 feet above the floor in a large manufacturing area.

Cheers David F from another David F

YiEng, DDave

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#23386

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 13 February, 2003

No cell phones on the floor under penalty of suspension or worse. They are allowed emergency phone calls as many of the women in production have kids in day-care or school. But the dept. supervisor is the one answering the phone and decides to take a message or to call the employee to the phone.

Fire drill: during our last drill, nobody made a move until I got up from my desk and shouted "everybody OUT!" Makes me wonder what would happen if I'm on vacation...

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jkhaiar

#23394

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 13 February, 2003

Hi Dave F As usual an interesting issue. Employees working in hazardous environments and critical tasks were the safety of the personnel and the jobs are at risk; they should not be allowed to use any communication or entertainment media. Such means can draw the attention and the concentration required to accomplish the Job. In emergency cases Employees can be reached through the company standard line and by the authorization of the supervisor. The issue is almost discussed under another heading � Allowing employees to carry Walkman and head set� posted by Mr. Dave F. Most of the answers do fit.

Good Luck Jkhaiar

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#23401

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 14 February, 2003

This thread brings up a interesting topic. A supervisor is answering phones and deciding whether or not a personal call constitutes an "emergency" or not. Is it ethical to inquire about anothers personal buisiness? In our sue-happy society I pity the supervisor who decideds that an actual emergency just isnt that important. I know when answering a personal call to some of the employees, the caller usually feels pressured to give "to much information". Definately makes for some uncomfortable explanations that are really none of my buisiness. I can see some definate positives to a "no questions asked" phone policy.

best reguards

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CAL

#23408

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 14 February, 2003

DAVE- The way we got around it was simple- Our Mole for profiling is RF and the cell phones would interupt the data transfer so we nixed all cell use. Also, our BTU oven was in constant RF communication with our KIC and so cells were band from the floor.

hopefully you have a RF mole. Cal

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Hon

#23481

Hallo, Hallo!!! Is that my cell or is it yours? | 23 February, 2003

It's conceivable that RF would be affected by cell phones. Wondering if anyone has experience with cell phones affecting ATE or electrical testing.

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