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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USPS: What to do in an ‘active shooter’ situation

To mark National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service is once again reminding employees what to do in an “active shooter” situation. USPS is not aware of any specific threats against the organization. An active shooter is anyone who kills or attempts to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically using firearms. Active shooters…

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ASM Revision: Firearms Possession by Postal Service employees

Effective August 2, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising the Administrative Support Manual (ASM) to clarify policy on the possession of firearms by Postal Service employees. Administrative Support Manual (ASM) 2 Audits and Investigations * * * * * 27 Security * * * * * 276 Firearms Security * * * * * 276.2…

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illness — Know the Signs and Act

Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illness. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illness. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illness such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and…

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PMG Brennan addresses safety, other matters in “Business Focus” video

In her latest “Business Focus” video, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan urges employees to stay safe during hot weather. She reminds everyone to complete required safety training, which includes guidance on staying cool and tips on recognizing signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. “Building awareness and guarding against heat-related illnesses ensures that we all…

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Here’s How Hot It Is Inside a Mail Truck

Published on July 19, 2018 It was a day of blistering heat in Southern California, and now the family of mail carrier Peggy Frank, 63, wants to know whether she was killed by extreme temperatures while on the job. Frank was found dead in her mail truck in Los Angeles earlier this month. The temperature…

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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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