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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Postal Bulletin highlights prevention of heat illnesses

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 life- threatening. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat,…

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USPS: Blue cooling neck gaiters for employees

The Postal Service has cooling neck gaiters for employees to wear during warm weather. Gaiters are circular pieces of fabric that sit around a person’s neck and can be pulled up to cover the mouth and nose. Cooling gaiters can be dampened with cold water and wrung out; as the water evaporates, it absorbs heat…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Heat Illness Prevention

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 life-threatening. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited…

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USPS: Regulatory Compliance Training program

Two of the seven training courses that Postal Service employees are required to complete each year are now available. The courses are part of the organization’s Regulatory Compliance Training program, which was previously known as Strategic Learning Initiatives. The training is intended to help USPS achieve its objectives and satisfy compliance with legal requirements. The…

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USPS: Staying safe during hot weather

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather. You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes. Dressing appropriately for the weather is important, too. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting and breathable…

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USPS: Face coverings guidance for warm weather

As the weather begins to warm up, the Postal Service is reminding employees of ways to prevent heat-related illnesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness. It’s important to remember to stay cool and safe. Because the coronavirus can spread between people in close proximity…

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

Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and…

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