Postal Bulletin highlights Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

Hazards such as uneven surfaces or distracted walking can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service® reported over 16,000 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. To bring awareness to this issue, USPS® is sponsoring National Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention Week, a…

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Postal Bulletin: Winter Safety Starts with You

During winter, the secret to preventing injuries and staying safe is preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. Hazards associated with winter weather include wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets, and exposure to cold temperatures. In FY 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported 621 slips, 220 trips, 3701 falls, and 7343 motor vehicle accidents during…

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USPS National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week, Oct 17 – 23

Hazards such as neglected icy surfaces or pallets placed in walkways can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service® reported that 17,534 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. To bring awareness to this issue, USPS® is sponsoring National Slip, Trip and Fall…

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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 National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week – October 19–25, 2019

The United States Postal Service® is sponsoring its first National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week, a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility to help prevent carrier injuries. From painted porches to neglected icy surfaces, hazardous conditions on customer property poses a serious threat to Postal…

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USPS OIG: What safety issues have you witnessed or experienced?

It might not surprise you that dog bites are among the top accidents involving postal workers. After all, dog bites get a lot of media attention and even have a week dedicated to their prevention. But that’s just one type of accident. Others include accidents involving motor vehicles, falls, and repetitive motion injuries. These risks…

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Postal Service paid $84M last year for property damage and injuries

By Susan Campbell – November 2, 2017 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Karen Hart’s front porch is dotted with little holes. “We didn’t know where they were coming from!” Hart said. The thousands of holes have caused the wood to split, according to Hart. Contractors estimate the cost to repair the porch is about $5,000. “It…

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Beyond Rain and Snow, Postal Workers Must Also Worry About Their Shoes

By Jack Corrigan – August 23, 2017 For years the U.S. Postal Service has put its stamp of approval on defective shoes that can quickly fall apart, putting letter carriers at risk of injury and often forcing them to pay for costly replacements out of their own pockets, union officials say. The issue came to…

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