Postal Bulletin: Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow, We Deliver Safely for America

Hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets. Adverse weather conditions in winter lead to more vehicle collisions — according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the months of November, December, and January consistently show at least 25 percent more traffic fatalities…

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APWU negotiated OSHA Arc Flash Training is now International Standard

Not sure if this web posting falls in line with the rules. Having made that claim I must state the issue of the post is Arc Flash. The protection against an Arc Flash has been expanded into the UK. The relevance of the Article, in my opinion is my involvement with the APWU’s protest involving…

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Postal Bulletin: Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls

Hazards such as uneven surfaces or distracted walking can pose a serious threat to Postal Service™ employees. Last year, the United States Postal Service reported over 16,000 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall. Most slip, trip, and fall incidents involve mail carriers. They tripped stepping onto a curb or uneven…

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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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