Postal Bulletin Highlights Dog Bite Prevention Week

USPS marks the event each year by emphasizing the organization’s efforts to reduce dog attacks and bites, two of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems. The article includes prevention tips and communication materials that can be used to educate employees and the public. The April 28 Postal Bulletin also has stamp announcements and…

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APWU: Months before post office tragedy, employees complained about parking lot safety

By Caitlin Mota – April 22, 2016 KEARNY — Months before a Jersey City woman was fatally struck by a van at the post office where she worked, employee representatives had asked that safety improvements be made to the facility’s parking lot. Today marks one month since 54-year-old Nadia Assad died after being struck by…

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USPS OIG Report: The Postal Service’s Handling of OWCP Claim Forms

Background In fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provided over $1 billion in annual workers’ compensation benefits to U.S. Postal Service workers for personal injury, disease, or death sustained while working. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) administers the FECA for the Postal…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28 – Stand Up for Safe Jobs!

Web News Article #: 085-2016 04/19/2016 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Thursday, April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. The event coincides with the anniversary of the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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OSHA cites Urbandale, Iowa postal facility for violations

Associated Press – April 11, 2016 URBANDALE — A federal safety agency has cited the U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Urbandale for one new and two repeated safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release Monday that the citations follow an October 2015 OSHA investigation of…

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