Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Confidentiality Provisions Supersede OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements


(October 22, 2014) The federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission recently issued an important ruling for employers who have to deal with conflicting reporting and confidentiality requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) and the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) of 1993, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2654. In Secretary of Labor v. United…

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Providence, RI Postal employee taken to hospital after forklift accident


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A postal employee at the main U.S. Post Office was taken to Rhode Island Hospital early Thursday morning after a forklift he was operating accidentally struck a support beam inside the facility at 24 Corliss St., according to the Providence police. The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with injuries that…

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Man killed while repairing U.S. Postal Service truck in Hicksville Vehicle Maintenance Facility


WOODBURY – A man was killed while repairing a U.S. Postal Service truck in Hicksville Wednesday morning. Police say David Zimmerly was fixing the truck at the postal service’s maintenance facility on Ludy Street. Authorities say another employee didn’t see Zimmerly under the truck when he went to go move it and ran him over….

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Number of feds killed on job rises again in 2013


(September 22, 2014) On Nov. 23, 2013, 26-year-old Tyson Barnette was shot multiple times while delivering the mail in Landover, Maryland. On Feb. 26, 2013, federal corrections officer Eric Williams was stabbed with a homemade weapon at the high-security Canaan penitentiary in Pennsylvania. In 2013 57 federal employees were killed on the job, according to…

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UK Mail union not amused as pet company releases treat for dogs called ‘Postman’s Leg’


The Communication Workers Union says the tongue-in-cheek treat is making fun of a serious threat to posties. (September 28, 2014) POSTIES are barking mad after a dog bone called Postman’s Leg was launched in stores across Scotland. They say the natural beef bone, more than a foot long, is making fun of dog attacks on…

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