December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.1 Many of these crashes occurred during the workday or…

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ELM Revision: Drivers’ Phone Use Policy

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 831.332, to include the policy that Postal Service employees must not use a cell phone while driving on duty. Adding the cell phone policy to the ELM will put the manual in line with the policy in section…

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USPS Handbook EL-801 Revision: First-Aid Kits

Effective June 7, 2018, the Postal Service™ is revising Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook, to permit trained personnel to administer Narcan® nasal spray to employees suspected of experiencing an opioid overdose. Handbook EL-801, Supervisor’s Safety Handbook * * * * * 8 General Safety Rules and Regulations * * * * * 8-6 First Aid…

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