USPS: Top cities for dog bites

More than 5,700 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs in 2018. To help mark National Dog Bite Prevention Week, here’s a list of the cities with the most dog attacks against employees last year, along with the number of attacks recorded in each location. 1. Houston (75) 2. Los Angeles (60) 3. Philadelphia (51)…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

04/05/2019 – Each year on April 28 we observe Workers Memorial Day. It’s a day when working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. On this day in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Act became effective and the…

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USPS defenses against OSHA citation rejected

By Gloria Gonzalez – February 28, 2019 An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has rejected two defenses put forth by the U.S. Postal Service to a citation issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Feb. 26, 2018, OSHA issued a one-item, other-than-serious citation to USPS alleging…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14–20, 2019 Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week* is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a…

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How can my local union participate in the OSHA post-inspection process?

“An OSHA inspection can be an important tool to make your workplace safer. Workers have the right to participate in the post-inspection process.” Source: APWU

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USPS: MIRT tracks hazardous material incidents

The Postal Inspection Service wants USPS employees to know about an online tool that makes it easier to track hazardous material incidents within the postal network. The Mailpiece Incident Report Tool (MIRT) is a data repository for reporting leaks and spills, as well as hazardous material incidents at Postal Service facilities. MIRT must be used…

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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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