OSHA: Iowa postal facility exposes mail carrier to excessive heat; Cited $46,600 in penalties

OSHA Regional News Release – Oct. 27, 2015 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service, Ottumwa, Iowa Citations issued: Oct. 23, 2015 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Des Moines Area Office cited the postal facility for three safety and health violations, one repeated, one serious and one other-than-serious. The citations…

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USPS found to be at fault in metro mailman’s heat death from 2012 (video)

  INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — When a mail carrier died on the job, his wife blamed the Post Office for not taking his concerns about excessive heat seriously. The widow finally has closure two years after his death. All Kay Watzlawick has of her husband John are memories. They would’ve been married 35 years this year…

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