USPS updates face covering policy for employees, contractors

July 26, 2021 The Postal Service no longer requires employees and contractors who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear face coverings, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The updated face covering policy, announced July 16, aligns with new guidance from…

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NALC: USPS revises face covering policy

July 20, 2021 On July 16, the Postal Service unilaterally issued a revised face covering policy for employees. Under the revised policy, fully vaccinated employees are not required to wear face coverings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), people are considered fully vaccinated…

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Postal Bulletin highlights prevention of heat illnesses

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,…

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USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – Ohio 

Background The North Royalton, Willoughby, and Jesse C. Owens Post Offices are in the Ohio 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 was to…

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OSHA proposes $236,783 in fines for USPS workplace safety violations in Lehigh Valley

DOL News Release – June 17, 2021 US POSTAL SERVICE FAILED TO PREVENT BLOCKED, OBSTRUCTED EXITS, OTHER SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT LEHIGH VALLEY FACILITY BETHLEHEM, PA – A federal workplace safety inspection of a U.S. Postal Service location in Hanover Township found employees exposed to potentially serious and fatal injuries in the event of an emergency….

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USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – Massachusetts 

Background The Cochituate, Winchester, and John F. Kennedy Post Offices are in the Massachusetts-Rhode Island 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 to determine…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day – Stand Up For Safe Jobs

April 28, 2021 Today, we are marking Workers Memorial Day by taking action together to protect our health and safety at work. Workers Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the passage of the Oc­cupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), which went into effect 50 years ago. It is a day to remember workers killed or…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews – Post Offices in Louisiana

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of property conditions at the Garyville (leased), North Kenner (owned), and Lake Forest (owned) post offices in the Louisiana District. This audit was designed to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential risks related to property conditions. The Postal Service is required…

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