USPS OIG: Reporting of OSHA Injury and Illness Rates

Background The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers, including the U.S. Postal Service, to record information about every work-related injury or illness that involves medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work, or death. OSHA also provides an OSHA injury and illness (I&I) rate that employers use to determine problem areas…

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San Diego District Dementia Sings The Praises of The Promaster – but Tsunami Is not so Sure

By Mel Carriere – June 1, 2016 I’m sure that if you work for the Post Office your Mailbox is flooded with Postal propaganda designed to boost your employee morale by reassuring you that our leaders are wise, enlightened people who have weighed their decisions carefully and have a firm grip on the reins. These…

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OSHA: Des Moines postal sorting facility cited $119,900 for safety violations

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service, 2323 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa Citations issued: June 2, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s Des Moines Area Office cited the postal mail sorting facility for two repeated and two serious safety violations. The citations follow a December 2015 OSHA investigation of…

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Video: Toms River, NJ, Letter Carrier helps return lost dog

Remy the pitbull puppy has a Postal Service employee to thank for reuniting him with his owner after he swam away from home. The pup later became stuck in a muddy marsh where he stayed for hours until being discovered by kayakers. Toms River, NJ, Letter Carrier Al Font, a 16-year USPS veteran, came upon…

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Woman accuses Postal Service of wrongful termination

The Pennsylvania Record – June 2, 2016 PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing the U.S. Postal Service, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination. Tiffany Alder filed a complaint on April 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against USPS alleging that the…

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USPS: Reflecting safety – Districts use mirrors to encourage seatbelt use

New “safety mirrors” are being deployed throughout the district to remind Postal Service drivers to wear their seatbelts. The mirrors come equipped with seatbelts or tape that mimics belts; when an employee looks at the mirror, their reflection reminds them to buckle up. The district, part of Capital Metro Area, has installed the new mirrors…

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