USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – Northern NJ District

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of facility conditions at the Short Hills, Roseville, and Wood Ridge Post Offices in the Northern New Jersey 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…

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DOL Sues Postal Service Over Firing of Injured Whistleblower

“The U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatened to terminate, and ultimately fired, a worker who reported an on-the-job injury, the Labor Department said in a federal lawsuit in California. The DOL alleges that the Postal Service violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S….

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – South Jersey District Post Offices

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of facility conditions at the Belmar (owned), Normandy Beach (leased), and Spring Lake (leased) post offices in the South Jersey 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…

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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 OIG: Facility Condition Reviews – Mid-Carolinas, Greater Indiana Districts

Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, and Clyde Post Offices Background The Waynesville (owned), Lake Junaluska (leased), and Clyde (leased) Post Offices are in the Mid-Carolinas 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…

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DOL Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2020

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary, Wage and Hour Division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation…

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Postal Bulletin offers tips to avoid heat-related illnesses

Prevent Heat Illnesses. Know the Signs and Act. Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

04/05/2019 – Each year on April 28 we observe Workers Memorial Day. It’s a day when working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. On this day in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Act became effective and the…

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