USPS OIG: Is Your Post Office Safe and Well-Maintained?

Project Title: Facility Condition Reviews – Northeast Area Start Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: September 2016 In a 2015 report, the OIG identified poor working conditions at a Post Office in New Mexico. We found problems with heating and air conditioning, lighting, electrical, and plumbing systems as well as deteriorating building…

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USPS continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines

OSHA Region 3 Press Release – May 4, 2016 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 5801 Technology Blvd., Sandston, Virginia Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious, and four repeat citations on April 26, 2016. Inspection findings: OSHA opened an inspection on…

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Why This Counts: Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

By Erica L. Groshen – BLS Commissioner December 11, 2015 Every so often as I walk down the halls of the BLS headquarters building in Washington, D.C., I notice a few drips of coffee or water on our otherwise shiny floors. My first reaction is to stoop down and wipe up the spill, or to…

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PRC’s Analysis of USPS’s FY 2014 Program Performance Report and FY 2015 Performance Plan

Press Release – July 7, 2015 Washington, DC – In a report issued today, the Postal Regulatory Commission examines the Postal Service’s fiscal year 2014 program performance report and fiscal year 2015 performance plan. The Commission is mandated by statute to review the Postal Service’s goals and make findings as to whether the Postal Service…

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D.C. Roundtable – August 6: Talk After-Dark Mail Delivery, The Postal Service Tomorrow

The D.C. region ranks as the worst in the nation for mail delivery after 5 p.m., which for one part-time Postal Service employee in Prince George’s County had a deadly consequence. Tonight Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will hold a roundtable with Gerald A. Roane, Postmaster of the District of Columbia, to discuss mail delivery in D.C….

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