APWU: How to Report Hazards, Unsafe Conditions or Practices with PS Form 1767

This form is to be used to report hazards, unsafe conditions, work practice and, in the opinion of the APWU, hostile work environments. You can use this form to report anything that you think could jeopardize your health: Dirty conditions, pests, mold, disturbed or broken building materials (tiles, insulation, etc.) The form must be readily…

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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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Postal Bulletin: ’Tis the Season for Safety

Hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets. Adverse weather conditions in winter lead to more vehicle collisions — according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the months of November, December, and January consistently show at least 25 percent more traffic fatalities…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Kentucky

Background The Whitley City (leased), Monticello (owned), and West Somerset (owned) post offices are in the Kentucky – West Virginia District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws….

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APWU: OSHA issues COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Standard

November 4, 2021 In September, President Biden issued a directive to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. Today, OSHA released the highly anticipated ETS. This ETS does apply to the…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Review – San Francisco

Background The San Francisco Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) is in the Western Region. The Postal Service has over 200 mail processing facilities nationwide. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

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USPS rolls out Safety and Health Management Tool on October 1

The Postal Service will roll out the Safety and Health Management Tool on Oct. 1. The tool, also known as SHMT, will replace the Employee Health and Safety (EHS) accident reporting process and the functionality of the old Safety Toolkit. The SHMT will help nonbargaining staff at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, and in the…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – California

Background The Menlo Park (owned), Excelsior (leased), and Sutter Street (leased) post offices are in the California 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective…

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