USPS OIG Report: Physical and Environmental Controls Site Security Review

Objective Our objective was to identify and summarize the findings and recommendations in four issued area physical and environmental controls site security reports. The objective of those four audits was to determine whether the Postal Service established effective physical and environmental security controls at processing and distribution centers (P&DC). As part of this audit, we…

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USPS offers tips for keeping postal facilities safe

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Postal Service wants employees to make workplace security a high priority. To keep your facility safe, secure entry points when not in use, always wear your USPS photo ID badge and stay vigilant for individuals not wearing badges. Additionally, you should: • Secure unattended USPS vehicles and trailers….

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USPS National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week – October 19–25, 2019

The United States Postal Service® is sponsoring its first National Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Week, a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility to help prevent carrier injuries. From painted porches to neglected icy surfaces, hazardous conditions on customer property poses a serious threat to Postal…

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USPS: September is National Preparedness Month

The key to recovery is speed. The key to speed is preparedness. September is National Preparedness Month, a time to learn how to prepare and be ready for disasters and other emergencies. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.” Throughout the month, the Postal Service will offer reminders and tips to…

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USPS: August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines help protect us and our community from serious diseases. That’s why the United States Postal Service® is a proud participant of National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect yourself and others from diseases that can kill. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to remind family, friends,…

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Postal Bulletin: School is in Session – Watch Out for Distracted Children

August is the beginning of the new school year for many students. This means an increase in the number of pedestrians crossing streets and sidewalks as children walk to and from school or wait for school buses. Drivers need to take extra precautions to avoid accidents and keep children safe by staying alert and driving…

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

Summertime can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, and some medicines are contributing factors to heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and…

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USPS to improve employee observation process

The Postal Service is introducing a tool to help managers and supervisors identify unsafe behaviors in the workplace and to work with employees to correct them. Current USPS policies require employees to be observed at regular intervals so the organization can ensure they are working safely. These employee observations are currently conducted using paper. The…

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