Helping Postal Workers Fend Off An Age-Old Problem: Dog Bites

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By Allie Ferguson – May 17, 2015 This week, the U.S. Postal Service released its rankings for dog attacks on postal workers in 2014, and Los Angeles was number one on the list. Seventy-four letter carriers in the L.A. area were attacked last year. “Dog bites mailman” may be a cliche, but if you’ve ever…

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ELM Revision: Medical Emergencies – Immediately contact 911

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Effective May 14, 2015, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) to update the section covering Medical Emergencies. Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 8 Safety, Health, and Environment 86 Occupational Health Services 866 Medical Emergencies [Add new 866.1 and renumber current section 866.1 as new 866.2 to read as…

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Video: Brown recluse spiders force Fisherville PO to close temporarily

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By Sarah Phinney – May 4, 2015 FISHERVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Brown recluse spiders are causing the Fisherville Post Office to temporarily close its doors. United States Postal Service spokesperson David Walton says spiders were found during a recent inspection. “We didn’t want to take any chances so we thought the best course of action…

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US DOL Blog: Renewing Our Commitment to Worker Safety

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By Dr. David Michaels and Joseph Main – April 27, 2015 Chad Weller grew up in Maryland. He liked hunting and fishing and planned to join the Navy. Chad was a communication tower technician, and he died a year ago when he fell from a tower. Today, his mother will join us and our colleagues…

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Is your Supervisor the Real Safety Hazard?

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Postal Tsunami by Mel Carriere – April 11, 2015 Excerpts: “Speeding and not wearing a seat belt were admittedly both very poor decisions on the part of this letter carrier, who is paying the price for his recklessness. But it is not surprising to me that he did it, because we see this sort of…

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