OSHA Cites Iowa Post Office For Blocked Exits and Failing to Train Employees

OSHA News Release- Region 7 U.S. Department of Labor May 13, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Iowa U.S. Postal Office For Blocked Exits and Failing to Train on Emergency Plan ANKENY, IA ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for obstructing exit…

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USPS is Hiring in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois

By Kristy Anderson – September 4, 2018 Post Offices and Processing facilities throughout Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa and Western Illinois are now hiring customer service, delivery, transportation and mail processing positions. Career positions (MN only) include: Part Time Flexible (PTF) Tractor Trailer Operator – Starting hourly pay – $21.94 per hour; positions available in Saint…

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Iowa postal facility exposes workers to mold, electrical hazards from unrepaired water leak

OSHA News Release – October 6, 2016 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service, 116 Oak St., Moorhead, Iowa Citations issued: March 24, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Des Moines Area Office cited the postal facility for one repeated and four serious safety violations. The citations follow an October…

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OSHA finds Osceola Postal facility exposed workers to electrical, chemical hazards; proposes $44K in fines

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service 104 S. Fillmore St. Osceola, Iowa Citations issued: July 29, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Des Moines Area Office has cited the postal facility for one repeated and four serious safety violations after a February 2016 agency investigation. Acting on a complaint…

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OSHA cites Urbandale, Iowa postal facility for violations

Associated Press – April 11, 2016 URBANDALE — A federal safety agency has cited the U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Urbandale for one new and two repeated safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release Monday that the citations follow an October 2015 OSHA investigation of…

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USPS hiring holiday help in Illinois and Iowa

October 27, 2015 Kansas City, Kan. (KWQC) – The U.S. Postal Service is accepting applications for holiday seasonal positions at several mail processing facilities including Milan, Ill and Davenport, Iowa. Open positions will include temporary clerks, mail handlers and tractor trailer operators that could lead to permanent placement within the organization. A job fair for…

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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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U.S. Postal Service delivery times lag more than expected

By Henry J. Cordes – May 17, 2015 For decades, the U.S. Postal Service has pledged that you could send a letter anywhere in the country and see it arrive at its destination within three days. But lately, only 63 percent of such non-local mail arrives on time. For letters sent from or to some…

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