USPS OIG Audit Report: 911 Emergency Services Policy

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Audit Report – HR-MA-15-003 – 03/17/2015 Conclusion The Postal Service’s emergency services procedures are inconsistent and need revision to ensure there is clear and consistent guidance for handling medical emergencies. Current policies could lead to delayed communication with emergency services that may result in longer response times, confusion, and delayed medical treatment, possibly resulting in…

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Des Moines Post Office faces thousands in fines for safety violations

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By Matt Kelley – March 16, 2015 A post office in central Iowa is facing a sizeable fine for alleged safety violations, according to Scott Allen, spokesman for the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. “OSHA did issue citations to the Des Moines Main Post Office for one repeat and two…

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NALC: An injury to one is an injury to all – March 2015

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A guide to NALC’s hands-on help for navigating the workers’ compensation labyrinth; NALC’s Regional Workers’ Compensation Assistants   via March 2015 | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker’s Claim

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By Trevor Aaronson – February 27, 2015 A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit on Feb. 26 filed by an injured U.S. Postal Service worker from Orlando who became seriously ill after handling a package that was leaking a noxious chemical. Jeffrey A. Lill, who worked at the Orlando mail sorting facility,…

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