USPS OIG Report: Accident Reporting

Objective Our objective was to review and assess the effectiveness of management’s controls over reporting accidents. Postal Service management is responsible and accountable for the prevention of accidents and responsible for controlling losses, such as ensuring quality of performance and operating within cost and budget guidelines. Management’s role is to share responsibility for the safety…

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USPS has three websites about COVID-19

The Postal Service wants to remind employees that the organization has three websites that offer information about the coronavirus pandemic. The first site, located at about.usps.com/newsroom/covid-19, provides the latest information on how the organization is continuing operations and protecting employees and customers. This site also provides: • Information on a variety of postal products and…

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NPMHU: USPS Issues COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions

Re: Postal Service Occupational Safety & Health updates COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. Please find linked below a copy of the above-reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions Updated Guidance Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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Postal Bulletin: February is Ergonomics Awareness Month

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported over 30,000 recordable industrial accidents. Of those, almost 9,000 (or 30 percent) were related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These disorders are illnesses or injuries that affect one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system, which is the soft tissue and bone structure of the body. These…

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USPS OIG: Property Condition Reviews – West VA Post Offices

Background The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures1 and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, safety and security standards, and employee…

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APWU: President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:53 AM Subject: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY Union Family, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety. This is a significant executive order as it instructs OSHA to issue and address the COVID-19 issues surrounding worker safety. The USPS is…

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Postal Supervisor’s testimony credible in post office worker injury case

By Angela Childers – January 25, 2021 The Occupational Safety and Review Commission upheld its directive on Friday that an administrative law judge must decide whether two mail carriers could prove that they were terminated as a result of filing injury claims. In Secretary of Labor v. U.S. Postal Service, the commission reviewed the credibility…

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APWU vehemently opposes USPS COVID-19 Decision Tree

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 1:33 PM Subject: USPS COVID-19 Decision Tree Sisters and Brothers, Attached is the new USPS “Decision Tree”-a management generated flow chart for managers and supervisors to follow when an employee is reported as exposed to or is positive with COVID-19. THE APWU IS VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED TO…

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