OSHA Makes Surprise Inspection at New Castle, PA Postal Facility

At the New Castle, PA postal facility, the floor scrubbing machines have been broken for months. The asbestos-containing floor tiles have not been safely and properly maintained. After several verbal complaints and a  PS Form 1767 were ignored by Postmaster Brian Mercer, employees got fed up working in filth and called OSHA resulting in OSHA making…

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USPS OIG: How Clean, Safe, and Secure are Postal Service Processing Plants?

The Postal Service has over 300 processing plants where more than 150 billion pieces of mail are sorted each year. The OIG has recently conducted a series of audits on facility conditions at retail facilities and is now looking at processing facilities nationwide. The safety, security and cleanliness of these facilities is essential to the…

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APWU: Stand Up for Safe Jobs on Workers Memorial Day

04/10/2018 – Each year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. Virtually every safety and health protection on the books today exists because union workers fought together to win them, the most…

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OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield P&DC

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 8409 Lee Hwy, Merrifield, Virginia Citations issued: On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for three repeat and two serious safety violations, including one issued as a violation of the OSH…

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APWU: Ramping Up for Safety Campaign

APWU News Service Bulletin 12-2015 10/05/2015 – Declaring that “there are far too many serious safety problems at post offices and facilities,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. are calling on union members across the country to launch a Safety Awareness and Enforcement Campaign in mid-October. “Even the Postal…

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