Postal Bulletin: ’Tis the Season for Safety

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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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 Working Safely this Winter

During winter, the secrets to preventing injuries and staying safe are 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. In FY 2019, Postal Service™ employees reported 743 slips, 2,475 falls, and 8,098 motor vehicle accidents during the months…

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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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If you think walking in Boston is bad, try delivering mail there

February 14, 2015 BOSTON — Tejal Patel has been delivering mail for the United States Postal Service in Boston for 13 years, but she can’t recall a time when the snow made her job as frustrating as it has been on Saturday ahead of yet another blizzard. The month is only half over, but Boston…

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