ADA form filled out by doctor required because I can't pull milk pallets?

IHaveNoIdea

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It's something that I kept quiet about to my tls for sometime now, but secretly dreading. With seasonal tms being let go, dry market tms are being asked to help with dairy and freezer, pfresh more. It's not unexpected, but I've had problems in the past with pfresh, particularly with regards to milk pallets. LUCKILY it's been months since I had to pull one of those damn things but less people in my area now means the more likely I'll have to do it again.

On Friday I explained to my etl that I have a lot of trouble with pulling milk pallets before, and that I actually hurt myself the last time I did it due to strain, which I always feel whenever I've moved them to the floor. The SD actually overheard this (gulp!) and I was told that I would need an ADA form filled out by a physician. It was said because everyone needed to be treated fairly. Does that mean I have to get listed as physically disabled just to make sure I don't get myself injured (and possibly become disabled) at work?

Also, why would ANY store have their dairy room and frozen food freezers located nearly opposite of where the milk gets shelved? Who the hell designed the store I work at and what were they smoking!? How come if something is 75 lbs or over they say to team lift; to push not pull a 400-600 lbs u-boat so you don't strain yourself; but a 2000+ lbs milk pallet is FU! PULL NOT PUSH it all the way to the other side of the store by yourself!?
 
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You’re supposed to use a power jack, so if you were trained on it, it could be an accommodation. The only thing that stinks it that you aren’t suppose to take them on the floor, so you’d have to travel the backroom corridor.
 

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Just load a flat or uboat or 2 of what you need. don’t drag the entire pallet all the way across the floor to only push half then have to drag it back.
Luckily for me I have a backloading dairy cooler. Just load milk from pallet straight to the shelf no need for rotations either except for bringing milk up from the bottom shelves.
 

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IHaveNoIdea

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You’re supposed to use a power jack, so if you were trained on it, it could be an accommodation. The only thing that stinks it that you aren’t suppose to take them on the floor, so you’d have to travel the backroom corridor.
Backroom corridor ends less than a quarter way to the milk fridge on the salesfloor, unfortunately
Just load a flat or uboat or 2 of what you need. don’t drag the entire pallet all the way across the floor to only push half then have to drag it back.
Luckily for me I have a backloading dairy cooler. Just load milk from pallet straight to the shelf no need for rotations either except for bringing milk up from the bottom shelves.
If I'm ever put back on to milks I guess I'll have to just use a flat or uboat even if it is time consuming, thanks for the advice. It's so true about having to bring back half the milks, like why kill yourself with 2000 lbs of milk when only about 1000 lbs of it will even be shelved? Not throwing my back or knee out again for it. I wish our store had the backloading dairy cooler.
 
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Just load a flat or uboat or 2 of what you need. don’t drag the entire pallet all the way across the floor to only push half then have to drag it back.
Luckily for me I have a backloading dairy cooler. Just load milk from pallet straight to the shelf no need for rotations either except for bringing milk up from the bottom shelves.
I like that ive see this to other stores seems so much easier .
One side note wood pallet in the cooler no bueno.
 
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