Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Thousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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USPS OIG: Postal Service Elevator Repair Program

Project Title: Postal Service Elevator Repair Program Start Date: Monday, May 11, 2020 Estimated Report Release Date: November 2020 The Postal Service operates over 1,400 elevators and escalators in approximately 470 of its owned facilities. These include passenger, service, and freight elevators of various types and sizes, as well as platform lifts and dumbwaiters. Each…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – South Florida District

Background The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our fieldwork was completed before the President of the U.S. issued the national emergency declaration concerning the novel coronavirus disease…

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DOL: Employers Can’t Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 8, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Acts of retaliation can include terminations, demotions, denials of overtime or promotion, or reductions in…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – Northern NJ District

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of facility conditions at the Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge Post Offices in the Northern New Jersey District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and…

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DOL Sues Postal Service Over Firing of Injured Whistleblower

“The U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatened to terminate, and ultimately fired, a worker who reported an on-the-job injury, the Labor Department said in a federal lawsuit in California. The DOL alleges that the Postal Service violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S….

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – South Jersey District Post Offices

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of facility conditions at the Belmar (owned), Normandy Beach (leased), and Spring Lake (leased) post offices in the South Jersey District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and…

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USPS: Managers must complete and post OSHA form

The Postal Service is reminding facility managers that they must compile and display work-related injuries that occurred during the 2019 calendar year in order to comply with OSHA requirements. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requires postal facilities to complete manual or automated versions of OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses….

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