USPS: Atlanta District’s “Summer of Safety” Campaign

Atlanta District recently introduced Summer of Safety, a campaign that promotes safe work practices. “The idea is to put safety at the forefront of what we do,” said Atlanta District Acting Manager Sam Jaudon. The district has several safety-related activities planned during the summer, including meetings with safety captains, driver safety instruction and “safety blitzes”…

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OIG: What actions should USPS take to return injured employees back to work in limited duty assignments?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes Start Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: December 2017 The OIG is conducting an audit to assess whether the Postal Service is effectively managing the Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs to facilitate returning injured employees that are deemed fit…

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The CA-17: Describing your work duties and restrictions

“The Postal Service has an obligation to make every effort to find work for compensably injured workers. That obligation can only be enforced when compensably injured workers provide sufficient medical evidence detailing which specific work duties they are capable of performing. While many doctors have their own forms for describing work restrictions, compensably injured workers…

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NALC: Redesigned Heat Safety Tool app released (updated)

June 20, 2017 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool app for smartphones. The updated app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides a clearer user interface while still providing the same information to help keep employees…

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The Postal Bulletin’s latest edition offers tips on preventing heat stress

Beat the Heat, Stay Cool It’s that time of year again when the temperature rises, and the potential for heat-related illness becomes a factor in your daily work routine. Beat the heat with these quick tips: Hydrate before, during, and after work. Prevention is important; maintain good hydration by drinking at least 8 ounces of…

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OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – Eastern Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. Over 5,800 of these facilities are in the Eastern Area. The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service. The lobby’s appearance directly affects the Postal Service’s image because it is the only close-up view of…

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NALC: How to file a CA-2 for an occupational disease

Via NALC April 2017 Postal Record: Carrying mail is tough, physical work that can take a toll on your body. Many letter carriers tolerate nagging aches and pains throughout their careers, often suffering permanent damage while attempting to “walk it off.” Fortunately, federal law provides compensation for these types of injuries, which are referred to…

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