Postal Bulletin: Hazards May Appear — Ensure Your Path is Clear

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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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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NPMHU: USPS Issues COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions

Re: Postal Service Occupational Safety & Health updates COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. Please find linked below a copy of the above-reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions. COVID-19 Return to Work Instructions Updated Guidance Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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USPS Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for CY 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2020, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, and the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), part 821, Actions in the Event of…

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Postal Bulletin: Winter Safety Starts with You

During winter, the secret to preventing injuries and staying safe is preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. Hazards associated with winter weather include wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets, and exposure to cold temperatures. In FY 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported 621 slips, 220 trips, 3701 falls, and 7343 motor vehicle accidents during…

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USPS: New guide, videos available to management for investigating accidents

The Postal Service has introduced two resources to help managers, supervisors and others whose jobs involve investigating workplace accidents. The USPS Accident Investigation Guide is an online publication that explains how to respond to an accident, collect data at the scene and analyze the information to prevent future accidents. Posters, checklists and an analysis template…

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