OSHA finds Indiana Postal facility exposed workers to asbestos hazards; proposes more than $49K in fines

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service 8182 State Road 56 West Baden Springs, Indiana Citations issued: July 29, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Indianapolis Area Office has cited the West Baden Springs’ postal facility for four repeated violations. Acting on a complaint alleging safety concerns there, inspectors began…

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OSHA finds Osceola Postal facility exposed workers to electrical, chemical hazards; proposes $44K in fines

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service 104 S. Fillmore St. Osceola, Iowa Citations issued: July 29, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Des Moines Area Office has cited the postal facility for one repeated and four serious safety violations after a February 2016 agency investigation. Acting on a complaint…

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APWU: Fed Up with Understaffing, Saint Louis Local Pickets Post Office

Web News Article #: 133-2016 06/27/2016 – Fed up with chronic understaffing of mail sorting machines, nearly 100 members of the Saint Louis Gateway Area Local and their allies formed an enthusiastic picket line outside the downtown post office on June 14. Normal staffing on DBSC machines is two workers: a feeder and a sweeper….

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APWU demands answers after 5 workers die at Pontiac postal facility in 14 months (video)

By Aaron Baskerville – March 9, 2016 PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) – American Postal Workers Union leaders are demanding more answers and further investigation after five US postal workers at the mail center in Pontiac have died on the job. These deaths happened in a 14-month time frame, the latest occurring in October of 2015. Area…

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APWU: ‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Gains Momentum

Web News Article #: 223-2015 11/30/2015 – The APWU’s Stand Up for Safe Jobs campaign is gaining momentum! Across the country locals have been placing a renewed emphasis on workers’ right to a safe workplace and have been distributing fact sheets outlining those rights. The latest is Fact Sheet #3, Can It Hurt Me? Can…

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A Safe Workplace: It’s Not a Matter of Luck

May 1, 2014 – (This article appears in the May-June 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) By Tony D. McKinnon Sr., Industrial Relations Director Our members want to be assured that we will leave work each day as healthy as we were when we arrived. And that’s not a matter of luck. It’s…

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