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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Video: Two Years After Slaying, Post Office Adds Carriers to Reduce After-Dark Deliveries

By Scott MacFarlane – December 29, 2015 More than 3,000 new postal workers have been hired in the D.C. area recently, as the post office works to reduce the number of late mail deliveries — two years after a mail carrier was murdered working after dark. Tyson Barnette was delivering mail at about 7:30 p.m….

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How to Deliver Mail in the Dark – City Carrier Assistant (CCA) Tips and Tricks

By Mel Carriere – December 20, 2015 Things that Go Bump in the Night That thing you hear going bump in the night this Christmas season is probably just your mailman. It’s months after Halloween, so your visions of dancing sugarplums – perchance caused by somebody spiking the eggnog bowl, are not being disturbed by…

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Video: Postal Carriers Getting Extra Security During Holiday Season

By Willard Shepard – November 27, 2015 It’s now the busiest time of the year for the postmen and women, but it’s also the time they can be prime targets. They have their hands full now as the volume of mail jumps. Postal carriers are getting some extra security and they are also asking for…

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