Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Thousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Awareness Week, June 14–20, 2020

Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Awareness Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to our employees. To emphasize the…

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USPS: Managers must complete and post OSHA form

The Postal Service is reminding facility managers that they must compile and display work-related injuries that occurred during the 2019 calendar year in order to comply with OSHA requirements. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requires postal facilities to complete manual or automated versions of OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses….

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USPS: Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for 2019

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) 2019, 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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USPS OIG: Workers’ Compensation Provider Fraud

The financial impact to the U.S. Postal Service from workers’ compensation fraud cases is so significant, it warrants a good deal of investigative attention. Our special agents – often working with other law enforcement partners – investigate fraud by claimants or providers. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act provides workers’ compensation benefits to civilian federal employees,…

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APWU Western Region Coordinator: Filing a Stress Workers Comp Claim

Excerpt from APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar M. Gonzalez’ Dealing With Postal Monsters Guidebook Postal workers who are harassed may suffer emotional stress when carrying out their postal assignment duties.  At times employees file Workers Compensation claims and are taken aback by the denial of such claims by the Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP)…

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USPS: Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for CY 2018

Statutory Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for Calendar Year 2018 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) 2018, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, and…

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U.S. District Judge dismisses USPS worker’s disability retirement claim

By Stacey O’Connor – March 1, 2018 BENTON –U.S. District Judge David Herndon has dismissed a former U.S. Postal Service worker’s disability claim. Madelaine Sattlefield had filed a second amended complaint and in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s motion to dismiss, claiming federal court at the Southern District of Illionis had jurisdiction through…

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