USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings, National Dog Bite Awareness Week Starts June 5

WASHINGTON — More than 5,400 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2021. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing information on the do’s…

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Postal Bulletin highlights safe lifting practices

Love Your Back: Learn to Lift Safely Recent data indicates that the most frequently injured body part is the back because of lifting and carrying on the job. That is why the United States Postal Service® encourages employees to apply safe lifting practices to their daily tasks. When discussing how to prevent back injuries, the…

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OWCP representation for NALC members

March 2022 “One of the benefits of NALC membership is access to a highly experienced specialist who can advise injured workers on their claims at no expense to the member. While injured workers are not required to have a representative to file or process their claim, they do have the option to request a representative…

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US DOL investigation of amputation injury finds serious, repeat violations at Greensboro USPS facility

News Release – March 11, 2022 US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION OF AMPUTATION INJURY FINDS SERIOUS, REPEAT VIOLATIONS AT GREENSBORO US POSTAL SERVICE FACILITY Removed machine safety guard leads to serious, life-altering injury GREENSBORO, NC – An employee working as a mechanic at the U.S. Postal Service’s distribution center in Greensboro suffered a life-changing injury…

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USPS: Campaign aims to raise awareness of winter hazards

With the start of the winter season just weeks away, the Postal Service wants employees to be aware of potential hazards posed by wet, icy and uneven surfaces. USPS National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week is the organization’s annual campaign to raise awareness of how uneven surfaces or distracted walking can lead to injuries….

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USPS OIG Report: Accident Reporting

Objective Our objective was to review and assess the effectiveness of management’s controls over reporting accidents. Postal Service management is responsible and accountable for the prevention of accidents and responsible for controlling losses, such as ensuring quality of performance and operating within cost and budget guidelines. Management’s role is to share responsibility for the safety…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

Hazards such as uneven surfaces or distracted walking can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service® reported over 16,000 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. To bring awareness to this issue, USPS® is sponsoring National Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention Week, a…

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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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