Video: Update – Almost 40 postal employees sickened by heat at Chicago’s River North facility

July 30, 2016 CHICAGO (WLS) –Almost 40 U.S. Postal Office employees at a River North facility were treated Saturday morning for heat-related illnesses, including dizziness and nausea, after temperatures inside the building reached nearly 100 degrees, a Chicago fire official said. Thirteen employees were hospitalized and another 23 workers were treated at the scene of […]

Video: OSHA citation upheld finding USPS at fault in Missouri mailman’s heat death in 2012

USPS found to be at fault in Missouri mailman’s heat death in 2012 INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — When a mail carrier died on the job, his wife blamed the Post Office for not taking his concerns about excessive heat seriously. The widow finally has closure two years after his death. All Kay Watzlawick has of her […]

Oklahoma postal worker collapses on the job from intense heat exhaustion

OKLAHOMA – It’s now day five of scorching temperatures. We’ve been under a heat alert since Tuesday. So far, 29 people have been victims of the dangerous heat, five of them today alone. Friday morning emergency crews were called after a postal worker collapsed on a route he works every day.

USPS cited by OSHA for heat-related death of Medford, MA. mail carrier

Cited for inadequate heat stress program and communication of heat hazards to carriers ANDOVER, Mass. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service for a serious safety violation in connection with the heat-related death of a letter carrier from the Forest Street post office in Medford. […]

Video: Dayton, Ohio area carriers collapse in the heat and fear discipline

Mail carriers feel the heat DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Chris Smith has been delivering the mail for eight years. He said he’s been in the hospital several times with heat exhaustion. “I’ll cool myself down take a few extra minutes in between stops, cool myself down and get prepared for the next walking split.,” he […]