USPS: How to avoid heat-related illnesses

If you or a co-worker were experiencing a heat-related illness, would you recognize the symptoms? The Postal Service is reminding employees that two of the most common illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion symptoms include cool, moist skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; light headedness; weakness; thirst; irritability; and a…

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USPS: Staying safe during hot weather

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather. You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes. Dressing appropriately for the weather is important, too. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting and breathable…

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USPS: Face coverings guidance for warm weather

As the weather begins to warm up, the Postal Service is reminding employees of ways to prevent heat-related illnesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness. It’s important to remember to stay cool and safe. Because the coronavirus can spread between people in close proximity…

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USPS: Zero Tolerance policy on workplace threats and violence

The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at district and area…

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Postal Bulletin offers tips to avoid heat-related illnesses

Prevent Heat Illnesses. Know the Signs and Act. Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such…

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USPS: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

To mark National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is once again reminding employees what to do in an “active shooter” situation. USPS is not aware of any specific threats against the organization. An active shooter is anyone who kills or attempts to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically using firearms. Active shooters…

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illness — Know the Signs and Act

Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illness. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illness. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illness such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and…

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USPS: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

To help mark National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is reminding employees what to do in an “active shooter” situation. USPS is not aware of any specific threats against the organization. An active shooter is anyone who kills or attempts to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically using firearms. Active shooters can…

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