Postal Bulletin: December is Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Month

According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017. The three biggest causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. Many of these crashes occurred during the work day or during the daily commute, and employers directly or indirectly…

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Congress members urge USPS to use air-conditioned mail trucks

By Brenda Gazzar – November 6, 2018 More than two dozen U.S. Congress members have urged the U.S. Postal Service to “strongly consider” implementing climate-control units in all their mail trucks after a postal carrier died in Woodland Hills over the summer from overheating. U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, D- Panorama City, spearheaded the call “for…

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Richmond postal workers push for earlier work day

By Gretchen Ross – October 14, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Saturday morning United States Postal Workers were protesting along Brook Road, demanding an early start to their workday. With signs in hand, employees were speaking out about their safety and the safety of their customers. Employees tell 8News, right now they begin their day…

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OSHA: USPS Cited For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility

OSHA News Release- Region 6 U.S. Department of Labor October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint…

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USPS Supervisor Transferred, Not Fired, After Harassment Claims, Worker Says

By Regina Waldroup – October 1, 2018 It’s hard work, but Courtney Ferguson says she loves her job with the post office. She’s been at a facility in Schiller Park for four years now. “The post office is a great job to have,” she told NBC 5 Monday. What Ferguson said she didn’t expect in…

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USPS OIG: What safety issues have you witnessed or experienced?

It might not surprise you that dog bites are among the top accidents involving postal workers. After all, dog bites get a lot of media attention and even have a week dedicated to their prevention. But that’s just one type of accident. Others include accidents involving motor vehicles, falls, and repetitive motion injuries. These risks…

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Letter Carrier died of overheating on 117-degree day, coroner’s official says

By Brenda Gazzar – September 24, 2018 A veteran U.S. Postal Service carrier, found unresponsive in her non-air-conditioned mail truck amid record-breaking heat in Woodland Hills this summer, died from overheating, according to coroner’s officials. Peggy Frank, 63, of North Hills died on July 6 of hyperthermia, or abnormally high body temperature caused by a…

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USPS OIG Report: Accident Safety Policies and Procedures – Great Lakes Area

Objective Our objective was to determine whether the Postal Service adhered to safety policies and procedures related to accidents in the Great Lakes Area. The Postal Service’s accident frequency rate measures the estimated annual accident frequency per 100 employees. During fiscal years (FY) 2016 and 2017, the Great Lakes Area had the highest average accident…

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