Postal Bulletin: December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

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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USPS: Campaign aims to raise awareness of winter hazards

With the start of the winter season just weeks away, the Postal Service wants employees to be aware of potential hazards posed by wet, icy and uneven surfaces. USPS National Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Week is the organization’s annual campaign to raise awareness of how uneven surfaces or distracted walking can lead to injuries….

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Postal Bulletin: Winter Safety Starts with You

During winter, the secret to preventing injuries and staying safe is preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. Hazards associated with winter weather include wet, icy, or snow-covered sidewalks and streets, and exposure to cold temperatures. In FY 2020, Postal Service™ employees reported 621 slips, 220 trips, 3701 falls, and 7343 motor vehicle accidents during…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019 — that’s over 100 fatalities per day. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were alcohol, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.1 Many of these crashes occurred during the workday or…

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USPS: Tips to avoid winter driving accidents

The Postal Service wants employees to drive safely during winter, a time of year that presents unique challenges. Here are some tips: • Allow yourself extra time to stop and turn. Slow down well in advance of traffic lights, traffic signs and intersections. • Leave extra space between your vehicle and other traffic. Reduce speed…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Winter Safety

Winter Safety During winter, the secret to preventing injuries and staying safe is preparation for and awareness of potential dangers. The hazards associated with winter weather include exposure to cold temperatures and wet or icy sidewalks and streets. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause your body to lose heat, which puts you at risk…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Month

December is USPS Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Month According to the National Safety Council, almost 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2016. That marks a 6 percent increase over 2015 and a 14 percent increase over 2014, which is the most dramatic 2-year increase in 53 years (see nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/Fatality-Estimates.aspx)….

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USPS: Atlanta District’s “Summer of Safety” Campaign

Atlanta District recently introduced Summer of Safety, a campaign that promotes safe work practices. “The idea is to put safety at the forefront of what we do,” said Atlanta District Acting Manager Sam Jaudon. The district has several safety-related activities planned during the summer, including meetings with safety captains, driver safety instruction and “safety blitzes”…

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