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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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

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Web News Article #: 077-2015 04/07/2015 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Tues. April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Workers Memorial Day coincides with the anniversary of passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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OSHA: USPS mail processing center again cited for fire extinguisher, electrical violations at St. Louis facility

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April 2, 2015 Employer name: United States Postal Service Investigation site: 1720 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri Date investigation initiated and what prompted inspection: On Jan.13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated an inspection of a United States Postal Service mail processing site after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe…

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