Albuquerque Woman Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Postal Workers

Associated Press – July 17, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman has pleaded guilty to assaulting three U.S. Postal Service employees last December and could be facing a federal prison sentence of up to 20 years. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Jackie Herron entered her guilty plea Tuesday without a plea agreement. Herron was arrested…

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USPS OIG: Facility Condition Review-Capping Report

Objective The objectives of the audit were to identify trends or systemic issues identified from previous OIG facility condition reviews (FCRs) of Postal Service retail facilities and assess the effectiveness of management’s corrective actions. During fiscal years 2016–2017, the OIG conducted a series of facility condition reviews at 149 retail facilities nationwide. This report summarizes…

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USPS OIG Report: Opioid Safety Preparedness

Objective This report responds to a request from the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to review measures the U.S. Postal Service has implemented regarding opioid safety preparedness. Specifically, the congressional inquiry focused on Postal Service procedures, training, and communications related to employee exposure risks to synthetic opioids and opioid overdose medication. Our…

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USPS: Volunteer safety ambassadors receive training

Postal Service employees across the nation are learning how to promote safe workplaces through the organization’s new safety ambassadors program. Safety ambassadors are voluntary positions that help identify and abate hazards, raise awareness of safe work practices, and improve communication on safety matters. USPS is now training the ambassadors who responded to the organization’s call…

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APWU: Stand Up for Safe Jobs on Workers Memorial Day

04/10/2018 – Each year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. Virtually every safety and health protection on the books today exists because union workers fought together to win them, the most…

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USPS: Postal Inspection Service offering HAZMAT training

The Postal Inspection Service is offering three new training courses to help employees who accept and handle hazardous materials. The first course, Advanced HAZMAT Training, is now available in the Learning Management System. The course number is 10026976. The course provides instruction on: navigating Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail; classification of hazardous materials;…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 8–14, 2018

Sponsored by the U.S. 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 serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the enormity…

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