13 Postal Workers Hospitalized for Heat-Related Illness at Chicago’s River North Post Office

By Laura Podesta – July 30, 2016 CHICAGO (WLS) — Ambulances rushed 13 employees at a River North post office to the hospital with heat-related illness Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. According to witnesses, temperatures inside the facility at Ohio and Dearborn were near 100 degrees and they said it has been…

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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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