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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APWU: In Light of Austin, Texas Bombings – Stay Alert and Vigilant

Web News Article #: 29-2018 03/20/2018 – The APWU condemns the vicious and criminal bombings in Austin, TX aimed at injuring and killing innocent human beings. At this point in time, none of the packages have been mailed through the United States Postal Service. Nevertheless, our members are rightfully, and deeply, concerned for their own…

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USPS recruiting volunteer Safety Ambassadors

The Postal Service is encouraging employees to become safety ambassadors, volunteer positions that will help the organization promote safety. Safety ambassadors will be located in facilities across the nation, where they will help identify and abate hazards, raise awareness of safe work practices and improve communication on safety matters. “The ambassadors will be critical members…

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USPS: Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2017, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904 and the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 821, Actions in the Event of…

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USPS offers winter dressing tips to stay warm and dry

The Postal Service is reminding employees to dress warmly when working outside this winter. Here are some tips: Layer up. Each layer provides insulation and acts as a barrier from the cold to help retain body heat. Avoid pure cotton, linen or similar materials because they retain moisture and can cause you to become colder….

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USPS: Inspectors offer holiday safety tips to letter carriers

The Postal Inspection Service is offering letter carriers and other employees some safety tips for the holiday delivery season:  Avoid becoming a target. Don’t display mobile phones or other electronic devices while on your route. Avoid wearing jewelry and minimize the amount of cash you carry.  Stay alert. Don’t wear headphones so you can hear…

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