OSHA Makes Surprise Inspection at New Castle, PA Postal Facility

At the New Castle, PA postal facility, the floor scrubbing machines have been broken for months. The asbestos-containing floor tiles have not been safely and properly maintained. After several verbal complaints and a  PS Form 1767 were ignored by Postmaster Brian Mercer, employees got fed up working in filth and called OSHA resulting in OSHA making…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Mailpiece Incident Reporting Tool

The Security Group of the United States Postal Inspection Service® (USPIS®) is dedicated to promoting a safe environment for employees and customers while meeting established safety and security procedures. As part of the Security Group, the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Program was created to prevent prohibited and dangerous materials from entering the mailstream. The HAZMAT Program…

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USPS: Use MIRT to track hazardous material incidents

The Postal Inspection Service is reminding USPS employees about an online tool that makes it easier to track hazardous material incidents within the postal network. The Mailpiece Incident Report Tool (MIRT) is a data repository for reporting leaks and spills, as well as hazardous material incidents at Postal Service facilities. MIRT must be used to…

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USPS to Conduct Emergency Drill Next Week at Burlington, VT P&DC

(July 4, 2014) ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The United States Postal Service will be conducting an emergency drill at the Burlington Processing and Distribution Center located on New England Drive on Tuesday. The drill will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and continue for about two hours. A press release says the drill may effect travel…

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Kent, WA postal workers hospitalized after hazmat exposure

KENT, Wash. – Two workers at a post office distribution center were sent to the hospital Thursday night after they handled a leaking package while sorting mail. Both workers complained of respiratory distress and coughing after finding a package that appeared to be leaking some sort of fluid. The box was placed on the loading…

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Postal workers sickened by bear repellent in NE Philadelphia

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A postal facility in Northeast Philadelphia was evacuated after several workers were exposed fumes which were later discovered to be bear repellent. It was shortly after noon Saturday that crews were called to the U.S. Postal facility on the 1900 block of Byberry Road. Authorities say about 13-16 employees in a…

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Abilene Postal Facility To Test Biohazard Detection System Tuesday

On Tuesday, May 13, the U.S. Postal Service will conduct a practice evacuation drill at the Abilene Processing & Distribution Center, located at 1020 E. Interstate 20, in Abilene. This practice drill is being conducted to allow the USPS Emergency Management Team (EMT) to gauge the effectiveness of the processes that are currently in place…

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