OSHA proposes $46,600 in penalties for USPS exposing mail carrier to excessive heat

Iowa postal facility exposes mail carrier to excessive heat, proposes $46,600 in penalties Employer name: U.S. Postal Service, Ottumwa, Iowa Citations issued: Oct. 23, 2015 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Des Moines Area Office cited the postal facility for three safety and health violations, one repeated, one serious […]

USPS seeks to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier

On September 10, 2014, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) Administrative Law Judge Peggy Ball upheld the willful citation issued to the U.S. Postal Service Truman Station in Independence, Mo., by OSHA following the July 24 2012 death of a letter carrier with 28-years of service. The letter carrier developed heat-related illness symptoms, […]