Amazon tracking warehouse workers
Published : Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 at 5:19 PM Count : 211
Amazon is cracking down on social distance violations in its facilities.
In recent days the company began notifying warehouse workers that they could take disciplinary action if they failed to comply with the social distance rules. The first violation will result in a written warning, and employees may be terminated if they are caught a second time.
Amazon has instructed staff at warehouses across the country to stay 6 feet away from their colleagues with other protective measures to limit the spread of the virus.
The benefits of building Amazon's huge logistic network vary in size and headcount depending on their function. Some perfection centers employ the size of 26 football fields and employ thousands of staff, making sure social distance rules make it a challenge for Amazon.
An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed to CNBC that those who "deliberately violated" social distance rules "will be warned twice, and that the second documented offense," may result in termination. "
"Some of our employees have deliberately violated our explicit guidelines about social distance on our sites, which endangers both individuals and their colleagues," the spokesman said. "We are taking urgent measures to ensure the health and safety of employees throughout our site who are playing an essential role in their community during this crisis."
It's not clear if disciplinary action is being taken against all employees at the warehouse or how Amazon is detecting employees who violated the rules. In a blog post published last week, Dave Clark, who runs Amazon's retail operation, said the company relies on its internal camera system. Which can improve the social distance to facilities Will use its "top machine learning technologist" to identify regions.
The three Amazon warehouse workers, who declined to be named, said they were told by the site leadership that their facilities would see individuals violate their rules, as well as review camera footage and identify them. Workers also expressed concern that the policy would be unfairly applied to floor associates, not to site leadership.-Internet