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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USPS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

September 16, 2021 The health and safety of the Postal Service’s 650,000 employees who work every day to ensure that vital mail and packages are timely delivered to the American people, remains our highest priority. We will continue to take measures to protect the health and safety of our Postal workers that, given the critical…

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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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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – New Hampshire

Background The Center Ossipee, East Wakefield, and Conway (all leased) post offices are in the Maine-New Hampshire-Vermont 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 was…

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