DOL to hold virtual meeting to solicit public input on OSHA whistleblower program

For Immediate Release – September 21, 2021 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a virtual meeting Oct. 13, 2021, to solicit public comments and suggestions on key issues facing OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. This is the eighth in a series of meetings on how the agency can improve the…

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USPS Launches New Dog Paw Program in Twin Cities Metro Area

September 15, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS & SAINT PAUL, MN – USPS aims to curb dog bites suffered by postal employees by launching a new Dog Paw Program in the Twin Cities Metro across ZIP Codes in the 551 & 554 area. Mail Carriers face the risks of a nip, bite, or even a vicious attack while…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – California

Background The Menlo Park (owned), Excelsior (leased), and Sutter Street (leased) post offices are in the California 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective…

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USPS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

September 16, 2021 The health and safety of the Postal Service’s 650,000 employees who work every day to ensure that vital mail and packages are timely delivered to the American people, remains our highest priority. We will continue to take measures to protect the health and safety of our Postal workers that, given the critical…

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APWU: Vaccination Mandates by President Biden

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 9:58 AM Subject: Vaccination Mandates by President Biden On September 9, 2021, the White House released two Executive Orders on vaccinations for COVID-19. The Executive Orders on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees and on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors do…

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DOJ: Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Robbing U.S. Postal Workers

DOJ News Release – September 8, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that James Chandler, 55, of Philadelphia, PA entered a plea of guilty before United States District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick to two counts of robbery of a postal employee and one count of kidnapping. In February 2021,…

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September is National Preparedness Month – Is your postal facility secure?

September 8, 2021 During National Preparedness Month in September, 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…

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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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