USPS: November is Hazmat Awareness Month

Hazardous materials. The Postal Service will observe Hazmat Awareness Month in November. In preparation for the peak mailing season, USPS employees will receive reminders on recognizing and properly handling potentially hazardous materials. Approved postal providers will also receive reminders on the proper handling of potentially hazardous materials. Employees can refer to Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted,…

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USPS: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls on the Job

The Postal Service is launching an awareness campaign to help employees learn to avoid slips, trips and falls on the job. According to the most recent data available, more than 18,600 employees were victims of these accidents during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2018. Most slips, trips and falls involved letter carriers, and…

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USPS Plant Manager: Milwaukee Annex Replacement Approved

In response to the increased parcel volumes and increased space and operational challenges the Annex has experienced in recent years, a major facility project to replace the current Milwaukee Annex has been approved. This facility will be a new construction on our land at the corner of College Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue just south of…

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USPS: Package security enhancements begin this month

The Postal Service is increasing the safety and security of its collection box procedures. The organization is modifying the long-standing Aviation Mail Security Rule, which was established in 1996 and called for packages weighing 16 ounces or more to be presented in person to a retail associate or letter carrier. The rule was introduced to…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 6–12

Fire Prevention Week is October 6–12, 2019 Fire can spread quickly through your home or facility, leaving you little time to safely escape. Fire evacuation plans, smoke detectors, sprinklers, and properly-maintained fire extinguishers can help save lives. Evacuation Plans Evacuation plans must include a map of your facility or home showing two exits (windows or…

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USPS OIG Report: Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review

Objective Our objective was to identify and summarize the findings and recommendations in four issued area physical and environmental controls site security reports. The objective of those four audits was to determine whether the Postal Service established effective physical and environmental security controls at processing and distribution centers (P&DC). As part of this audit, we…

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