DOL: Employers Can’t Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 8, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Acts of retaliation can include terminations, demotions, denials of overtime or promotion, or reductions in…

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What postal job positions have tested positive for Coronavirus?

Hasn’t anyone asked the question?  Shouldn’t we have a right to know what job titles our positive testing postal workers have? This way we can determine for ourselves if we are “safe” enough to be working. I am sorry, it has been years of working around unsafe events and every one has ended the same….

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Richmond-area posts offices fined thousands for unsafe working conditions

RICHMOND, Va. — A CBS Problem Solvers investigation has revealed that since 2015, United States Postal Service offices in the Commonwealth have spent more than $461,000 in preventable fines to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) More than $140,000 of that total, was paid out from Richmond-metro locations. Click to see the U.S. Postal…

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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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Zero tolerance – USPS promotes safe workplaces

The Postal Service is committed to fostering a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, fear, and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a Threat Assessment Team is available at headquarters and in all area and district offices to respond to threats and potential violence. Team members are trained to…

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OSHA: USPS mail processing center again cited for fire extinguisher, electrical violations at St. Louis facility

April 2, 2015 Employer name: United States Postal Service Investigation site: 1720 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri Date investigation initiated and what prompted inspection: On Jan.13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated an inspection of a United States Postal Service mail processing site after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe…

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A USPS Worker Called 911, and Then His Bosses Called Him a Terrorist

Postal workers sometimes characterize the U.S. Postal Service as a vast bureaucracy indifferent to their gripes. But that’s not always the case. Consider what happened to Thomas Purviance, a longtime USPS employee in St. Louis, who complained about a potential safety hazard in one of the agency’s facilities: According to a recently filed lawsuit, his…

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