USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Post Offices in Louisiana

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of property conditions at the Garyville (leased), North Kenner (owned), and Lake Forest (owned) post offices in the Louisiana District. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential risks related to property conditions. The Postal Service is required…

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USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – South Carolina

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). Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, safety and security standards, and employee working condition…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Heat Illness Prevention

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and life-threatening. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Gateway District

Introduction 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 objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, security and safety standards, and employee…

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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 OIG: Property Condition Reviews – West VA Post Offices

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 procedures1 and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine if Postal Service management is adhering to building maintenance, safety and security standards, and employee…

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Postal Supervisor’s testimony credible in post office worker injury case

By Angela Childers – January 25, 2021 The Occupational Safety and Review Commission upheld its directive on Friday that an administrative law judge must decide whether two mail carriers could prove that they were terminated as a result of filing injury claims. In Secretary of Labor v. U.S. Postal Service, the commission reviewed the credibility…

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What will APWU do to ensure others don’t die from COVID-19 and management’s negligence?

This evening an Electronic Technician at North Metro in Georgia died of COVID-19. This should weigh heavily on USPS’s shoulders and especially those who were directly involved and aware at Metro Georgia. An E.T. lost his life to COVID-19 that he contracted while performing his bid job duties at this plant. OSHA has fined this…

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