Ups Dog Bite Policy (for Employees + Dog Owners)

While having dogs as pets is fun and great for many people, the sheer number of animals can be overwhelming and overwhelming for owners.

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What Is the UPS Dog Bite Policy In 2022?

Even if you’re a UPS worker, it’s important to report dog bites to your center as soon as possible. This is because if a dog bites a UPS worker, the delivery center may be required to provide your medical care, even if you didn’t choose to obtain medical treatment from us.

If you are a dog owner, UPS worker, or just someone who wants to learn more about what UPS workers need to know, be sure to keep reading to learn more!

What Is the UPS Policy About Dogs?

There are so many UPS drivers that they need 66,000 of ’em to take care of their shipping.

Because it is illegal to own or leave a dog in a car, drivers often carry a special case to keep their dog in while they do deliveries, which leads to them leaving a dog behind in delivery vehicles.

Sometimes drivers are confronted by dogs that are potentially aggressive.

According to a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 20,000 people were bitten by dogs in 2011, and about 6,000 of those were considered severe.

They’re always being trained. They always have people watching them. But the problem is at the end of the day, if you get in the car, you can’t leave. You can’t stop. You’re going to have to deliver that package.

UPS drivers can find out if a delivery address has a dog before they deliver the package, including looking for physical “warning: dog” signs, dogs tethered to the porch, or a visible kennel.

A driver will see some kind of sign and immediately label the package NI1.

This is the label you will see on your package, if it cannot be delivered. You should call the customer service number listed on the front of the label.

Some drivers refuse to approach the porch or they may honk their horn several times.

If you see a UPS driver honking down your driveway, grab your package from them to avoid the hassle of going out into the cold to grab it yourself.

Drivers see the signs and decide whether or not they feel safe to be the delivery person in a new area.

A delivery driver proceeds as they see fit when there are clear signs of an animal at an address.

There are numerous instances where delivery drivers are required to have a dog but there is no requirement that they take a dog with them when they are on the job. However, dog lovers have the option of leaving their dog in the car in an emergency situation, like if their car broke down in a remote area.

…which is not an accident. The dog is an excuse, not a valid reason.

What Should I Do If I’m Bitten by a Dog at Work?

If you are a UPS driver, and you are bit by a dog while delivering a package (or anything else), you need to do several things to ensure your safety and wellbeing.

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For a dog attack incident, getting somewhere safe is most critical.

If you can find out who is the dog owner, try to get their phone number and home insurance information.

Some people become defensive when their position is called out (like the waiter/waitress example), however, if the customer refuses to leave the restaurant, it’s best to remove yourself from the situation.

If you have an insurance claim, you can take pictures to help evidence that can make a difference in the outcome, like pictures of where it happened, the injury and any witnesses in the area.

The first is that you might have been a victim of domestic abuse or a violent criminal. You need to go to a hospital to report the incident.
The second reason is that you could have a concussion that is not as bad as it seems but it is worth checking out anyway.

The first reason is you should always choose healthy food and not junk food.

While you can never truly be 100% sure whether or not they’re sick or not, you should always go to the ER if a bite is causing swelling or difficulty breathing.

You need to get the appropriate treatment and that should be for free. If not, then you can look into private insurance. If your insurance doesn’t cover it, at least you will get some compensation for your injuries.

A person who’s injured because of someone else’s fault can use any gaps between the incident and medical care against that person.

Once you have informed your manager of the incident, call your manager and tell them you are going to the hospital to seek treatment.

Typically, your manager or another UPS employee will meet with you soon after you report the incident.

If you’d like to learn more about the legality of insurance claims surrounding an injury you suffered at work, you can click here.

What Happens If My Dog Bites a UPS Driver?

If you find your dog snapping and snarling at people, you should think about whether or not this is a good thing for your dog.

The best way to prevent your dog from getting into trouble is to prevent them from getting into trouble in the first place.

When it comes to non-aggressive dogs, to train them to be non-aggressive, you have to condition them to expect dogs in a non-aggressive way.

Make sure your dog does not think you are the mail carrier. If you are in the habit of delivering the mail to your in-laws’ house, consider giving your dog a day off or waiting until your dog’s work is done for the day.

Having homeowner’s insurance is a good idea because it provides legal liability coverage as well as medical payments coverage.

The first policy covers you for property damage and liability. The second covers you for animals under your care that injure people or other pets. If you want to learn more about your options in case of an injury, search for injuries and liability on the Web.

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Get as far away from your pet as possible, especially during this time of the day.
The number one rule of any attack with a dog is “keep your dog’s food and water away”.
Any time you encounter a dog, make sure you have enough room to let your dog run out of your way.

To help a dog that appears to be injured and to aid its survival, attempt to remove any foreign objects from the dog’s mouth, nose, and eyes.

Once you are sure that the person is alright it’s time to exchange information as well as your contact details. You should do this so that you can stay in touch even during the process of the recovery. Be kind.

Just like your average office worker, all too often people in the health industry are guilty of negligence and carelessness.

No matter what you think, just try to not be defensive or accusatory. It will only make you defensive and accusatory and make the situation worse.

Tell your insurance company that you lost your insurance information and that they need to contact you directly. The insurance company may decide to pay for your medical treatment, despite missing your paperwork.

If you are interested in bringing a claim against the State, you or your attorney should file a claim of discrimination with your Department of Revenue, as required by G.S. 150B-21.6(a).

If you are interested in dogs or dog behavior, check out this article on dog aggression. It’s informative, and it’s written by a local trainer who specializes in dealing with dog aggression, and can give you the information you need to keep your dog safe.

To get more information, you can also read our post on UPS vacation policy, UPS dress code policy and is UPS a federal job.


UPS does not have a policy for how to deal with dog bites but they do have policies on what to do if a delivery driver is attacked.

If a delivery driver feels unsafe when delivering a package, they can label the package as NI1, meaning you will need to come to the delivery center and retrieve the package. They can honk their horn for you to come to the delivery center.

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