Postal Bulletin: Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls

A Trip You Don‚Äôt Want to Take: Pay Attention to Your Surroundings Slips, trips, and falls cause nearly 700 fatalities per year and many more injurious accidents in the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are three physical factors involved in slips, trips, and falls: friction, momentum, and gravity, and each one…

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USPS: Spot a hazard? Use PS Form 1767 to report it

November 1, 2023 The Postal Service is reminding employees to report and document safety hazards whenever and wherever they arise. Employees can use¬†PS Form 1767, Report of Hazard, Unsafe Condition or Practice, to document potential hazards in the workplace and to notify their supervisor. Using this form also allows the employee‚Äôs supervisor to monitor the…

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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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APWU: Safety Ambassador Settlement

February 3, 2022 On January 28, 2022, the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO reached a settlement agreement with the Postal Service on the Safety Ambassador Program. The case was scheduled to be heard in national arbitration on February 3rd and 4th. However, with the settlement, the hearings were cancelled. On October 26, 2017, the APWU…

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USPS: Campaign aims to raise awareness of winter hazards

With the start of the winter season just weeks away, the Postal Service wants employees to be aware of potential hazards posed by wet, icy and uneven surfaces. USPS National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week is the organization‚Äôs annual campaign to raise awareness of how uneven surfaces or distracted walking can lead to injuries….

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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 Oc¬≠cupational 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 National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week, Oct 17 ‚Äď 23

Hazards such as neglected icy surfaces or pallets placed in walkways can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service¬ģ reported that 17,534 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. To bring awareness to this issue, USPS¬ģ is sponsoring National Slip, Trip and Fall…

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OSHA Makes Surprise Inspection at New Castle, PA Postal Facility

At the New Castle, PA postal facility, the floor scrubbing machines have been broken for months. The asbestos-containing floor tiles have not been safely and properly maintained. After several verbal complaints and a¬†¬†PS Form 1767 were ignored by Postmaster Brian Mercer, employees got fed up working in filth and called OSHA resulting in OSHA making…

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