OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and were based on industry consensus standards from 1969. Since then, national consensus standards…

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National President’s Conference Notes – March 2019

National President’s Conference Notes – March 10 – 11, 2019 Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local I have limited my notes drastically in order to keep these notes as short as possible while also being helpful to what was covered at the NPC. I apologize in advance for any errors or mistakes…

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Postal Bulletin highlights protecting USPS Networks from personal devices

When plugging a smart mobile device (e.g., phone, tablet, or wearable technology) into a computer’s USB port, the two devices can exchange information or malware. At the U.S. Postal Service®, this could put sensitive information into the wrong hands and potentially affect our business and reputation. To prevent a security breach, follow these important charging…

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USPS: Mobile device users must complete new course

Employees who use USPS-issued mobile devices will soon be required to complete a new cybersecurity training course. The course, ISEC Mobile Devices, will address the proper security measures for smartphones, tablets and similar devices. The course also will cover policy information, best practices and tools to assist in securing the devices. The course became available…

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USPS: 5 facts about St. Patrick’s Day

To help mark St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, here are five facts about the annual cultural and religious celebration. 1. St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. Although Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, he was born in Roman Britain in the 4th century. At the age of 15, he was seized by Irish raiders and…

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USPS OIG Report: Highway Contract Route (HCR) Optimization Cost Savings

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the Postal Service’s Highway Contract Route (HCR) Optimization Cost Savings methodology and the accuracy of reported savings for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The Postal Service implemented the Zero Base HCR initiative in FY 2014 (renamed HCR Optimization in FY 2017) to reduce surface transportation costs by identifying, adjusting, and…

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