USPS: Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls on the Job

The Postal Service is launching an awareness campaign to help employees learn to avoid slips, trips and falls on the job. According to the most recent data available, more than 18,600 employees were victims of these accidents during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2018. Most slips, trips and falls involved letter carriers, and…

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NJ doctor, 3 others charged in $10M kickback scheme to prescribe pain creams to USPS workers

By Jeff Goldman – July 16, 2019 A New Jersey doctor, the owner of a pharmacy and two of their associates have been charged in a $10 million fraud scheme involving kickbacks for medically-unnecessary pain cream prescriptions provided to postal workers, officials said. Dr. Mark Filippone, 71, of Wallington, Joseph Miller, 33, of Fort Lee,…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

04/05/2019 – Each year on April 28 we observe Workers Memorial Day. It’s a day when working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. On this day in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Act became effective and the…

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USPS: National Dog Bite Prevention Week is April 9-15

The number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 — more than 200 higher than the year before, USPS announced April 6. “Even good dogs have bad days,” Safety Manager Linda DeCarlo told reporters in Los Angeles, where 80 employees were attacked in 2016 — more than any other city. DeCarlo…

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USPS OIG Management Advisory – Workers’ Compensation Compound Drug Costs

Background Enacted in 1916, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides medical, compensation, death, and vocational rehabilitation benefits to civilian federal employees who sustain injuries or disease. In fiscal years (FYs) 2014 and 2015, FECA provided over $1 billion in annual workers’ compensation benefits to U.S. Postal Service workers. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)…

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10 Ways E-Commerce Is Reshaping the USPS

By D. Eadward Tree, Chief Arborist – September 12, 2015 The E-commerce Revolution is reverberating throughout the U.S. Postal Service, but not in the destructive manner of other digital disruptions like email, online news, and electronic bill payment. Largely, if not solely, because of online merchants, the agency’s “Shipping and Package” revenue is growing at…

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