Postal Service employees must complete this year’s heat safety training

January 31, 2024 It’s never too early to think about heat safety. The Postal Service’s mandatory Heat Illness Prevention Program (HIPP) training is now available in HERO. The course is titled “FY24 Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention” and must be completed by Friday, March 15. Facility managers are responsible for ensuring the course is presented…

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Postal workers help out in the heat, Several facilities have set up hydration stations

August 3, 2023 USPS employees are doing their best to ensure that colleagues stay healthy during the hottest summer on record thus far. Several facilities have set up hydration stations, where employees can get a cold drink and read tips on heat safety. The Pacoima Post Office in Los Angeles has both in-office and traveling…

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Postal Bulletin: Protect Yourself Against Heat Illness When Delivering for America

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and potentially life-threatening. The United States Postal Service (USPS) implemented the…

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Postal Bulletin: Protect Yourself Against Heat Illness When Delivering for America

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and potentially life-threatening. The United States Postal Service (USPS) implemented the…

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illnesses. Know the Signs and Act.

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and potentially life-threatening. The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) implemented the…

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