USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings, National Dog Bite Awareness Week Starts June 5

WASHINGTON — More than 5,400 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2021. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing information on the do’s…

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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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USPS: Employees can now work without masks

March 31, 2022 The Postal Service has updated its face coverings policy: Effective March 29, the organization no longer requires any employee to wear a face covering while at work. Because the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is continuing to decline across the nation, many state, local and tribal jurisdictions have revised their pandemic mitigation…

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USPS Rescinds Face Covering Requirement

From: Bennett, Amy L – Portland, OR <amy.l.bennett@usps.gov> Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Subject: Updated NO MASK policy Good morning, Effective immediately, the Postal Service will no longer require any postal employee to wear a face covering while at work. All previous Postal Service face covering policies are rescinded. Employees may continue to voluntarily wear…

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illnesses. Know the Signs and Act.

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 potentially life-threatening. The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) implemented the…

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US DOL investigation of amputation injury finds serious, repeat violations at Greensboro USPS facility

News Release – March 11, 2022 US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION OF AMPUTATION INJURY FINDS SERIOUS, REPEAT VIOLATIONS AT GREENSBORO US POSTAL SERVICE FACILITY Removed machine safety guard leads to serious, life-altering injury GREENSBORO, NC – An employee working as a mechanic at the U.S. Postal Service’s distribution center in Greensboro suffered a life-changing injury…

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Postal Bulletin: Hazards May Appear — Ensure Your Path is Clear

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 38,600 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020. Even as the U.S. imposed tight restrictions and Americans drove less, deaths from traffic accidents increased. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were impaired…

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APWU: USPS has 14 million KN95 masks on hand

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Date: 2/9/22 Subject: KN-95 Masks Last week in our meeting with management regarding COVID-19, we were informed that the Postal Service has 14 million KN95s on hand. Local management can request these KN95s for employee use. It might be a good idea to ask your local management to requests these. Please…

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