Postal Bulletin: February is Ergonomics Awareness Month

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported over 30,000 recordable industrial accidents. Of those, almost 9,000 (or 30 percent) were related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These disorders are illnesses or injuries that affect one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system, which is the soft tissue and bone structure of the body. These…

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USPS: Ergonomics excellence – Workplace injuries are preventable

Injuries that affect the muscles, nerves and tendons — also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) — are a leading cause of lost work time, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. MSDs are preventable by following ergonomic practices, which aim to reduce risk factors such as awkward postures when bending, prolonged sitting and repeated…

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