USPS: Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2019, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, and the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 821, Actions in the Event of…

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USPS: Tips to avoid winter driving accidents

The Postal Service wants employees to drive safely during winter, a time of year that presents unique challenges. Here are some tips: • Allow yourself extra time to stop and turn. Slow down well in advance of traffic lights, traffic signs and intersections. • Leave extra space between your vehicle and other traffic. Reduce speed…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Working Safely this Winter

During winter, the secrets to preventing injuries and staying safe are preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. The hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet or icy sidewalks and streets. In FY 2019, Postal Service™ employees reported 743 slips, 2,475 falls, and 8,098 motor vehicle accidents during the months…

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APWU: OWCP Online Claim Filing, Rollout Dates

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By APWU Human Relations Director Sue Carney November 20, 2019 All postal employees who are injured on duty will soon have the option of filing Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) claims online through the Employees’ Compensation Operation and Management Portal…

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USPS OIG: Workers’ Compensation Provider Fraud

The financial impact to the U.S. Postal Service from workers’ compensation fraud cases is so significant, it warrants a good deal of investigative attention. Our special agents – often working with other law enforcement partners – investigate fraud by claimants or providers. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act provides workers’ compensation benefits to civilian federal employees,…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Motor Vehicle Safety Month

December is Motor Vehicle Safety Month According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three biggest causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. Many of these crashes occurred during…

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USPS: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls on the Job

The Postal Service is launching an awareness campaign to help employees learn to avoid slips, trips and falls on the job. According to the most recent data available, more than 18,600 employees were victims of these accidents during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2018. Most slips, trips and falls involved letter carriers, and…

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USPS National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week – October 19–25, 2019

The United States Postal Service® is sponsoring its first National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week, a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility to help prevent carrier injuries. From painted porches to neglected icy surfaces, hazardous conditions on customer property poses a serious threat to Postal…

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