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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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: 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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PMG Brennan addresses safety, other matters in “Business Focus” video

In her latest “Business Focus” video, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan urges employees to stay safe during hot weather. She reminds everyone to complete required safety training, which includes guidance on staying cool and tips on recognizing signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. “Building awareness and guarding against heat-related illnesses ensures that we all…

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USPS: Beat the heat – Kit offers tips to stay cool during hot weather

The Postal Service has produced a safety kit to help employees recognize and avoid heat-related illnesses. The kit includes tips on preventing heat stress, such as: Hydrate before, during and after work. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Dress appropriately. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing to keep body…

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