OSHA cites USPS with 16 violations for endangering workers at Tennessee facilities, Proposes $350K in penalties

Sanitation, electrical, improper use of forklifts among violations found DOL News Release – January 25, 2023 NASHVILLE, TN – The U.S. Department of Labor has found the U.S. Postal Service exposed workers to struck-by, electrical, crushing, fire and other health hazards at facilities in Columbia, Knoxville and Nashville. As a result of three inspections, the…

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Postal Bulletin: USPS is Always on the Move Delivering for America

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) delivery network is the most efficient in the world. We want customers to have positive experiences with us, associate positive attributes to us, and believe that the Postal Service™ is the best, safest option for their mail delivery needs. USPS connects senders and receivers through the physical delivery of…

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Postal Bulletin: Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow, We Deliver Safely for America

Hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets. Adverse weather conditions in winter lead to more vehicle collisions — according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the months of November, December, and January consistently show at least 25 percent more traffic fatalities…

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Postal Bulletin: December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 42,900 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2021. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were impaired driving, speeding, and not wearing seat belts. Employers directly or indirectly bear the cost of these…

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APWU negotiated OSHA Arc Flash Training is now International Standard

Not sure if this web posting falls in line with the rules. Having made that claim I must state the issue of the post is Arc Flash. The protection against an Arc Flash has been expanded into the UK. The relevance of the Article, in my opinion is my involvement with the APWU’s protest involving…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Facility Security and Access Control

Background The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for Postal Service policies, procedures, standards, and requirements for facility security and access controls. It has also established a risk management process — the Vulnerability Risk Assessment Tool (VRAT) — to ensure compliance with facility security policies and procedures and identify facility security deficiencies. Additionally, the Postal…

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USPS: Ensuring your facility, vehicles are secure

September 8, 2022 During National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is reminding employees and contractors to help keep USPS workplaces safe and secure. Employees should always secure entry points when not in use, wear their postal photo ID badge and watch for individuals not wearing badges. To further protect workspaces: • Secure unattended USPS vehicles…

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Postal Bulletin: Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls

Hazards such as uneven surfaces or distracted walking can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service reported over 16,000 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. Most slip, trip, and fall incidents involve mail carriers. They tripped stepping onto a curb or uneven…

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