USPS defenses against OSHA citation rejected

By Gloria Gonzalez – February 28, 2019 An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has rejected two defenses put forth by the U.S. Postal Service to a citation issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Feb. 26, 2018, OSHA issued a one-item, other-than-serious citation to USPS alleging…

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APWU: Stand Up for Safe Jobs on Workers Memorial Day

04/10/2018 – Each year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. Virtually every safety and health protection on the books today exists because union workers fought together to win them, the most…

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AFL-CIO: Workers Memorial Day observed April 28

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to defend hard-won victories by working people from attacks by right-wing Republicans and business groups. We will commit…

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USPS faces $111K in fines after OSHA  finds workplace safety hazards (again) at Silver Spring facility

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service LLC, doing business as Silver Spring MPO Carr Annex Hotel Inspection site: 8827 Monard Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland Citations issued: On Aug. 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious violation and five repeated violations to the company. Investigation findings: OSHA began the…

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USPS continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines

OSHA Region 3 Press Release – May 4, 2016 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 5801 Technology Blvd., Sandston, Virginia Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious, and four repeat citations on April 26, 2016. Inspection findings: OSHA opened an inspection on…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28 – Stand Up for Safe Jobs!

Web News Article #: 085-2016 04/19/2016 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Thursday, April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. The event coincides with the anniversary of the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

Web News Article #: 077-2015 04/07/2015 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Tues. April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Workers Memorial Day coincides with the anniversary of passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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Judge orders Postal Service to pay $230,000 in damages to whistleblower

The Associated Press – February 26, 2015 SEATTLE: A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay a worker almost $230,000 in damages for the retaliation he suffered when he helped a co-worker with her workplace health concerns. The worker had started with the Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1995 and…

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