Statutory Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for Calendar Year 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2016, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904 and the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 821, Actions in the Event of…

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EEOC Issues Federal Regulations: Affirmative Action for People with Disabilities

Web News Article #: 2-2017 01/06/2017 – The Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits federal agencies, including the United States Postal Service from discriminating against job applicants and employees based on disability. This week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new regulations explaining what federal agencies must do to…

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California Letter Carrier Sues for Disability Discrimination

San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2016 – A former letter carrier who worked at the Sausalito, California, branch of the United States Postal Service (USPS) for over two decades filed a lawsuit alleging disability discrimination and retaliation. The USPS was also accused of improperly disclosing his confidential medical records, according to the…

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OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield P&DC

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 8409 Lee Hwy, Merrifield, Virginia Citations issued: On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for three repeat and two serious safety violations, including one issued as a violation of the OSH…

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Latest edition of Postal Bulletin highlights driver safety

The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition highlights driver safety and ways to avoid accidents on the road. December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month, a time to remind employees to be vigilant behind the wheel. Inclement weather, temporary workers and increased workloads historically contribute to increases in postal vehicle accidents during the month. USPS reported almost…

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OSHA fines USPS $342K: Inspectors find workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service LLC, doing business as Brooklyn South Carrier Annex Inspection site: 1500 Cherry Hill Road, Brooklyn, Maryland Citations issued: On Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for one serious, two willful, and three repeat health violations. Investigation findings:…

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