USPS OIG: Is Your Post Office Safe and Well-Maintained?

Project Title: Facility Condition Reviews – Northeast Area Start Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: September 2016 In a 2015 report, the OIG identified poor working conditions at a Post Office in New Mexico. We found problems with heating and air conditioning, lighting, electrical, and plumbing systems as well as deteriorating building…

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USPS: Beat the Heat, Stay Cool

It’s that time of year again, when the temperatures begin to rise, and the potential for heat-related illnesses becomes a factor during your daily work routine. Here are some quick tips for battling the heat: Hydrate before, during, and after work. Prevention is important, so make sure to maintain good hydration by drinking at least…

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OSHA’s final rule to ‘nudge’ employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses

DOL News Release – May 11, 2016 New federal requirements take effect August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. With this new rule, OSHA is…

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USPS continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines

OSHA Region 3 Press Release – May 4, 2016 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 5801 Technology Blvd., Sandston, Virginia Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious, and four repeat citations on April 26, 2016. Inspection findings: OSHA opened an inspection on…

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Postal Bulletin Highlights Dog Bite Prevention Week

USPS marks the event each year by emphasizing the organization’s efforts to reduce dog attacks and bites, two of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems. The article includes prevention tips and communication materials that can be used to educate employees and the public. The April 28 Postal Bulletin also has stamp announcements and…

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APWU: Months before post office tragedy, employees complained about parking lot safety

By Caitlin Mota – April 22, 2016 KEARNY — Months before a Jersey City woman was fatally struck by a van at the post office where she worked, employee representatives had asked that safety improvements be made to the facility’s parking lot. Today marks one month since 54-year-old Nadia Assad died after being struck by…

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