OSHA requires USPS to complete Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses for 2023

Statutory Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for Calendar Year 2023 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) 2023, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, and the Employee and…

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Postal Bulletin: Ergonomics – Work Smarter, not Harder

Ergonomics: Work Smarter, not Harder The word ergonomics comes from the Greek word “ergon,” which means work, and “nomos,” which means laws. Essentially, ergonomics is defined as the laws that govern work or can be described as the science of work. There are three main subsets of ergonomics that apply to the science of work:…

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Postal Bulletin: Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls

A Trip You Don’t Want to Take: Pay Attention to Your Surroundings Slips, trips, and falls cause nearly 700 fatalities per year and many more injurious accidents in the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are three physical factors involved in slips, trips, and falls: friction, momentum, and gravity, and each one…

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OSHA response to unsafe work conditions complaint at Cape Girardeau Mail Facility

RE: OSHA Complaint No. 2045099 Dear Employer: On June 23, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) received a notice of alleged workplace hazard(s) at your worksite at: 475 Kell Farm Drive, 320 N. Frederick St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 We notified you by telephone of these alleged hazards on June 23, 2023. The…

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USPS: Dog Bite Awareness Week begins June 4

June 2, 2023 National Dog Bite Awareness Week, an annual USPS public service safety campaign, runs from Sunday, June 4, to Saturday, June 10, this year. “Even good dogs have bad days” is this year’s theme. “When our mail carriers are bitten, it is usually a ‘good dog’ that had not previously behaved in a…

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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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