OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and were based on industry consensus standards from 1969. Since then, national consensus standards…

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USPS: National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 1

The Postal Service is inviting employees to participate in National Wear Red Day, which is held annually to raise awareness of heart disease. This year’s National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 1. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for approximately 1 in…

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USPS: Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for CY 2018

Statutory Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for Calendar Year 2018 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2018, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, and…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Mailpiece Incident Reporting Tool

The Security Group of the United States Postal Inspection Service® (USPIS®) is dedicated to promoting a safe environment for employees and customers while meeting established safety and security procedures. As part of the Security Group, the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Program was created to prevent prohibited and dangerous materials from entering the mailstream. The HAZMAT Program…

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USPS: Use MIRT to track hazardous material incidents

The Postal Inspection Service is reminding USPS employees about an online tool that makes it easier to track hazardous material incidents within the postal network. The Mailpiece Incident Report Tool (MIRT) is a data repository for reporting leaks and spills, as well as hazardous material incidents at Postal Service facilities. MIRT must be used to…

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USPS: Storing de-icing, anti-skidding materials

Postal Service facilities that store large quantities of rock salt, sand and other de-icing and anti-skidding chemical products may be regulated by environmental laws. These regulations could include mandatory chemical reporting, restrictions on the amount stored, permitting and requirements for on-site storage areas. Regardless of location, facilities that order or store de-icing and anti-skidding products…

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USPS faces nearly $150,000 in penalties for heat-related death of mail carrier

By Brenda Gazzar – Jan 10, 2019 Federal workplace safety investigators have cited the U.S. Postal Service for violations totaling nearly $150,000 following the heat-related death of a mail carrier in Woodland Hills this past summer, officials announced Thursday. Veteran carrier Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck in Woodland Hills…

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USPS worker electrocuted at Shannon Street post office

By Dede Willis – Jan 08, 2019 A United States Postal Service employee was electrocuted Tuesday at the post office on Shannon Street in Monroe. The incident was initially reported around 9:40 a.m. First responders attempted to revive Paul W. Gammill, age 47, with CPR at the scene. The man was electrocuted while changing out…

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