Postal Bulletin: February is Ergonomics Awareness Month

Ergonomic-related injuries, or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), make up approximately 30 percent of all recordable industrial accidents reported by Postal Service™ employees. MSDs 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 injuries primarily involve the muscles, tendons, and…

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Postal Bulletin: ’Tis the Season for Safety

Hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets. Adverse weather conditions in winter lead to more vehicle collisions — according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the months of November, December, and January consistently show at least 25 percent more traffic fatalities…

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Postal Bulletin: December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 38,600 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020. Even as the U.S. imposed tight restrictions and Americans drove less, deaths from traffic accidents increased. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were impaired…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.1 Many of these crashes occurred during the workday or…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Motor Vehicle Safety Month

December is Motor Vehicle Safety Month According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2017 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three biggest causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and distracted driving. Many of these crashes occurred during…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Month

December is USPS Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Month According to the National Safety Council, almost 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2016. That marks a 6 percent increase over 2015 and a 14 percent increase over 2014, which is the most dramatic 2-year increase in 53 years (see nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/Fatality-Estimates.aspx)….

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USPS: Safe Driver Award nominations due April 30

The National Safety Council will accept nominations for the 2016 Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver Award until Thursday, April 30. The award recognizes USPS drivers with outstanding safety records. Here’s the criteria: Nominees must meet the minimum requirement of driving for 15 years or 100,000 miles without a preventable accident. Nominees must be full-time drivers…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

Someone dies in a motor vehicle crash every twelve minutes, an injury occurs every ten seconds, and a crash occurs every five seconds in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (2014). Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the commute to and from work. When a Postal Service™ employee…

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