USPS: Staying safe during hot weather

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather. You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes. Dressing appropriately for the weather is important, too. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting and breathable…

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Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Thousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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USPS releases updated CDC posters on Social Distancing and Face Coverings

NPMHU – June 25, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the updated documents from the Postal Service relating to Social Distancing and Face Coverings. How to Safely Wear and Take Off A Cloth Face Covering Stop the Spread of Germs – Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases Like COVID-19 Please Maintain Social…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS: Hurricane season begins June 1

The Postal Service wants employees to prepare for hurricane season, which runs from June 1-Nov. 30 each year. Most coastal areas are subject to hurricanes. The storms can cause high winds, heavy rain, flooding and other dangerous conditions. Planning may be different this year because of the need to protect yourself and others from the…

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USPS OIG Report: Facility Condition Reviews – South Florida District

Background 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 fieldwork was completed before the President of the U.S. issued the national emergency declaration concerning the novel coronavirus disease…

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USPS National Update: Special COVID-19 Edition

The Postal Service is publishing a special coronavirus pandemic-themed edition of Area Update, its print newsletter for employees. National Update: Special COVID-19 Edition includes a message from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, information on coronavirus resources and news about how employees are working through the public health crisis. Expected to begin arriving in homes during…

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APWU: Temperature Screenings at Postal Facilities

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 10:50 AM To: APWU National Officers Subject: Temperature Screenings at Postal Facilities The APWU is continuing to make every effort ensure the safety of APWU represented employees. Part of these efforts now include the implementation of employee temperature screening. The screening equipment will first be tested…

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