USPS: Volunteer safety ambassadors receive training

Postal Service employees across the nation are learning how to promote safe workplaces through the organization’s new safety ambassadors program. Safety ambassadors are voluntary positions that help identify and abate hazards, raise awareness of safe work practices, and improve communication on safety matters. USPS is now training the ambassadors who responded to the organization’s call…

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APWU appeals USPS Safety Ambassador Program to arbitration

Web News Article #: 28-2018 03/16/2018 – The APWU was informed on October 26, 2017 of the Postal Service’s intent to roll out a new program called the Safety Ambassador Program. The Postal Service intends to replace the safety captain program, and any other local safety programs, with this “standardized” and nationally controlled program. The…

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PMG discusses efforts to grow USPS (video)

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan discusses workplace safety, mail and package volumes, and other topics in her latest “Business Focus” video. She urges employees to correct and report unsafe conditions in USPS workplaces. “Eliminating hazardous conditions keeps you and your co-workers safe,” Brennan says. On the operational front, the PMG reports First-Class Mail and Marketing…

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OSHA: Des Moines postal sorting facility cited $119,900 for safety violations

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service, 2323 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa Citations issued: June 2, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s Des Moines Area Office cited the postal mail sorting facility for two repeated and two serious safety violations. The citations follow a December 2015 OSHA investigation of…

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USPS: Reflecting safety – Districts use mirrors to encourage seatbelt use

New “safety mirrors” are being deployed throughout the district to remind Postal Service drivers to wear their seatbelts. The mirrors come equipped with seatbelts or tape that mimics belts; when an employee looks at the mirror, their reflection reminds them to buckle up. The district, part of Capital Metro Area, has installed the new mirrors…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28 – Stand Up for Safe Jobs!

Web News Article #: 085-2016 04/19/2016 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Thursday, April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. The event coincides with the anniversary of the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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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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APWU: ‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Gains Momentum

Web News Article #: 223-2015 11/30/2015 – The APWU’s Stand Up for Safe Jobs campaign is gaining momentum! Across the country locals have been placing a renewed emphasis on workers’ right to a safe workplace and have been distributing fact sheets outlining those rights. The latest is Fact Sheet #3, Can It Hurt Me? Can…

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