Postal Bulletin: Proper Lifting is Not Seasonal

At the United States Postal Service®, lifting and handling injuries are a major contributor to lost workdays from injuries. Additionally, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, back disorders are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years. With the Postal Service’s increased emphasis on package delivery,…

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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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Postal Bulletin: A U.S. Passport is Your Key to International Travel

The U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. A passport book or card is proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. U.S. citizens can use each as follows: The…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Mailbox Improvement Week, May 16–22, 2021

Each year, the Postal Service™ designates the third full week of May as “Mailbox Improvement Week” to encourage customers on city motorized, rural, or contract delivery service routes (formerly highway contract box delivery routes) to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance…

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Postal Bulletin: May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month, as was established by Congress in 1999. For the United States Postal Service®, it stands as a time to recognize the service and sacrifices of the U.S. military veterans in our workforce. Today, there are approximately 100,000 former active duty service members and current members of the Reserve and National…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Earth Day 2021

On April 22, 2021, the United States Postal Service® joins the global community in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day is a day to focus on how our actions impact our earth, as well as a day to empower everyone with the information and resources needed to protect their local environment and communities. As a sustainability…

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Postal Bulletin: Protecting USPS Networks

When plugging a smart mobile device (e.g., phone, tablet, or wearable technology) into a computer’s USB port, the two devices can exchange information or malware.1 At the United States Postal Service®, this could put sensitive information into the wrong hands and potentially affect our business and reputation. To prevent a security breach, follow these important…

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Postal Bulletin: A U.S. Passport is Your Key to International Travel

The U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. A passport book or card is proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. U.S. citizens can use each as follows: The…

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