USPS hand sanitizer warning: Watch out for toxic products

The Postal Service and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are warning employees and customers to be on alert for hand sanitizers that may contain methanol, a dangerous, highly toxic chemical often used as an industrial solvent. The coronavirus pandemic has spurred demand for hand sanitizer products. However, the FDA recently warned the public that…

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Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Thousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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USPS releases updated CDC posters on Social Distancing and Face Coverings

NPMHU – June 25, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the updated documents from the Postal Service relating to Social Distancing and Face Coverings. How to Safely Wear and Take Off A Cloth Face Covering Stop the Spread of Germs – Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19 Please Maintain Social…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Updates from CDC (5/1/20)

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms. It is important to note that no two people are the same when it comes to COVID-19 symptoms. According to CDC, infected individuals have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illnesses….

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USPS Statement on Coronavirus (4/29/20)

Media Statement – COVID-19 April 29, 2020 The United States Postal Service is proud of the work our more than 600,000 employees play in processing, transporting, and delivering mail and packages for the American public. We provide a vital public service that is a part of this nation’s critical infrastructure. The Postal Service has a…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Retail lobby equipment — social distancing (4/25/20)

On a daily basis, our customers transact business using our self-service kiosks (SSKs). Providing retail access as well as safeguarding the well-being of our customers is a high priority, especially in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To ensure the health of our employees and customers, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Face covering and mask update (4/21/20)

In areas where local and state governments have ordered or directed people to wear face masks, Postal Service employees should comply. Additionally, any USPS employee who is unable to achieve social distancing in his or her workplace should wear a face covering. The new policy takes effect April 21 and will remain in place until…

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