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: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pilot Project at Washington NDC in Southern MD

The U.S. Postal Service® is piloting a new way to power our material handling equipment (MHE) at the Washington National Distribution Center in southern Maryland. MHE is essential equipment for USPS® processing plants. This equipment, which includes forklifts, tow motors and pallet jacks, is used to move mail and empty equipment throughout USPS facilities. Currently,…

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USPS to survey employees on travel patterns

The Postal Service is conducting its annual survey on employee commuting patterns. Employees will receive an email from commutersurvey@gsa.gov Nov. 2 with a link to the survey.  The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential and due Nov. 6. The Postal Service uses the survey to complete reporting documents…

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USPS: Federal Reporting Requirements on Hazardous and Toxic Chemicals

Postal Service™ policy requires all USPS® facilities to comply with reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), if applicable. Postal sites that store certain quantities of haz­ardous and toxic chemicals must complete and submit the EPCRA Tier II Form by March 1, every year. Reporting requirements apply to any location that…

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Check out the robot South Plantation, FL H.S. students made to deliver Priority Mail

According to USPS Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Day, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Eco Symposium at South Plantation High School in Plantation FL, “We were “wowed” by the robot that students created to deliver Express Mail… sustainability at its best.” Source: @USPS Twitter Account US Postal Service Facebook Account  

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