USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. Today, USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks, while releasing its annual list of cities with…

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USPS to start sticker program in effort to stop dog attacks

By Conner Farrell – June 7, 2020 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning tomorrow, the United State Postal Service is starting a new program to try to stop their carriers from getting bitten by dogs. They’ll put a paw print sticker on mailboxes of houses where they know about a dog living there that could attack, so…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Awareness Week, June 14–20, 2020

Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Awareness Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the…

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USPS faces nearly $150,000 in penalties for heat-related death of mail carrier

By Brenda Gazzar – Jan 10, 2019 Federal workplace safety investigators have cited the U.S. Postal Service for violations totaling nearly $150,000 following the heat-related death of a mail carrier in Woodland Hills this past summer, officials announced Thursday. Veteran carrier Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck in Woodland Hills…

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Richmond postal workers push for earlier work day

By Gretchen Ross – October 14, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Saturday morning United States Postal Workers were protesting along Brook Road, demanding an early start to their workday. With signs in hand, employees were speaking out about their safety and the safety of their customers. Employees tell 8News, right now they begin their day…

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Letter Carrier died of overheating on 117-degree day, coroner’s official says

By Brenda Gazzar – September 24, 2018 A veteran U.S. Postal Service carrier, found unresponsive in her non-air-conditioned mail truck amid record-breaking heat in Woodland Hills this summer, died from overheating, according to coroner’s officials. Peggy Frank, 63, of North Hills died on July 6 of hyperthermia, or abnormally high body temperature caused by a…

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USPS offers winter dressing tips to stay warm and dry

The Postal Service is reminding employees to dress warmly when working outside this winter. Here are some tips: Layer up. Each layer provides insulation and acts as a barrier from the cold to help retain body heat. Avoid pure cotton, linen or similar materials because they retain moisture and can cause you to become colder….

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USPS: Inspectors offer holiday safety tips to letter carriers

The Postal Inspection Service is offering letter carriers and other employees some safety tips for the holiday delivery season:  Avoid becoming a target. Don’t display mobile phones or other electronic devices while on your route. Avoid wearing jewelry and minimize the amount of cash you carry.  Stay alert. Don’t wear headphones so you can hear…

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