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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NPMHU: PMG Megan Brennan Shows Appreciation in Royal Palm P&DC

October 31, 2018 Postmaster General Megan Brennan held several town hall meetings with the mail handlers and all other postal employees at the Royal Palm P&DC in Opa Locka, Florida. The Postmaster gave her thanks and respectful appreciation for the valuable work performed by all during the horrific and dangerous week of October 22nd in…

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Suspicious packages arrest: PMG praises employees, law enforcement

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is praising USPS and Postal Inspection Service employees and calling for continued vigilance following the Oct. 26 arrest of a suspect in connection with the suspicious packages sent to high-profile figures this week. Brennan issued the following statement: Over the past week, the men and women of the U.S. Postal…

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USPS offers safety reminder, tips on suspicious mail

The Postal Service is reminding employees how to deal with suspicious mail and packages. Although these incidents are not common, USPS wants employees to recognize suspicious items by paying attention to characteristics such as these: Shape. Is the item lopsided or uneven? Rigid or bulky? Appearance. Are there unusual stains or discolorations? Does it have…

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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 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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