USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. Today, USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks, while releasing its annual list of cities with…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Awareness Week, June 14–20, 2020

Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Awareness 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 serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the…

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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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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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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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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 9-15, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service® continues its tradition of calling attention to one of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems: dog attacks and bites. From nips and bites to actual attacks, violent dog behavior continues to pose a serious threat to our employees. Previously, National Dog Bite Prevention Week (NDBPW) took place during the…

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Postal Bulletin Highlights Dog Bite Prevention Week

USPS marks the event each year by emphasizing the organization’s efforts to reduce dog attacks and bites, two of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems. The article includes prevention tips and communication materials that can be used to educate employees and the public. The April 28 Postal Bulletin also has stamp announcements and…

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Helping Postal Workers Fend Off An Age-Old Problem: Dog Bites

By Allie Ferguson – May 17, 2015 This week, the U.S. Postal Service released its rankings for dog attacks on postal workers in 2014, and Los Angeles was number one on the list. Seventy-four letter carriers in the L.A. area were attacked last year. “Dog bites mailman” may be a cliche, but if you’ve ever…

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