Postal Bulletin: Proper Lifting is Not Seasonal

At the United States Postal Service®, lifting and handling injuries are a major contributor to lost workdays from injuries. Additionally, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, back disorders are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years. With the Postal Service’s increased emphasis on package delivery,…

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[UPDATED July 17, 2019] CDC: Summary of Oshkosh, Wisconsin Postal Facility Health Hazard Evaluation

In February 2019, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a union request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility located at 1025 West 20th Street in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The union was concerned that several employees had been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cellulitis. The…

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Beyond Rain and Snow, Postal Workers Must Also Worry About Their Shoes

By Jack Corrigan – August 23, 2017 For years the U.S. Postal Service has put its stamp of approval on defective shoes that can quickly fall apart, putting letter carriers at risk of injury and often forcing them to pay for costly replacements out of their own pockets, union officials say. The issue came to…

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NALC: Redesigned Heat Safety Tool app released (updated)

June 20, 2017 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool app for smartphones. The updated app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides a clearer user interface while still providing the same information to help keep employees…

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