Tampa killings prompts USPS to instruct letters carriers to avoid areas where there is a police presence

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Police want people living in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood to cooperate with officers and provide any information they have on the most recent shooting. Neighbors are also asked to pay close attention to what is happening along their streets. The U.S. Postal Service is making some changes, instructing its workers to avoid areas where there is […]

USPS introduces new PMG award to honor managerial, team efforts in maintaining safe workplaces

The Postal Service is introducing an award to honor leaders and groups that help create and maintain safe workplaces. The Postmaster General Safety Excellence Award will recognize managers, safety professionals and safety teams at USPS facilities across the nation. “This award will provide a new look at how the Postal Service values employee safety,” said […]

OSHA unveils new “It’s The Law” poster

April 29, 2015 WASHINGTON – To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they deserve, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today unveiled a new version of its “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” poster. The poster informs workers of their rights, and employers of their responsibilities. […]

APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

4/07/2015 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Tues. April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Workers Memorial Day coincides with the anniversary of passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH) more than 40 years […]

DOL wanted injunction against USPS to protect whistleblowers in all postal facilities

In a recent whistleblower lawsuit against USPS, the Department of Labor  (DOL) had requested broad “injunctive relief, nationwide in scope, to vindicate the public interest in promoting safe workplaces and protecting those who dare to advocate for them.”  The DOL proposed injunction included prohibitions: against taking adverse action against any Postal Service employee on account […]

OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injury and illnesses

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced it will extend the comment period on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Oct. 14, 2014. The proposal, published on Nov. 8, 2013, would amend the agency’s recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and […]

Video: Mail carriers face injuries, large snow piles getting to mailboxes

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) — They go through rain and sleet. But lately, mail carriers are having trouble making it through all this snow. Postal workers say the wicked winter weather is preventing them from delivering your mail. In the Kalamazoo area we’ve seen more than 80 inches of snow this winter. But a more […]

Video: Postal Workers Rally To Make Their Job Safer

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Rallying for safety. Hundreds of Maryland mail carriers descended on the Capitol, pushing for federal safer working conditions after a Maryland postal worker was gunned down while delivering mail after dark. Following Tyson Barnette’s murder on the clock, fellow employees want changes to work schedules to prevent a repeat of this tragedy. […]

OSHA proposes fines of $144,000 for USPS facility in Champaign, Ill.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The U.S. Postal Service facility in Champaign has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for eight safety violations carrying proposed fines of $144,000. The citations are the result of a complaint inspection in June that found a lack of both energy control procedures and fall […]