Monday, October 24, 2016

Minor USPS Fire Leads to Major Penalties

Minor USPS Fire Leads to Major Penalties

"... At the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) vehicle maintenance facility in St. Louis, a minor grease fire erupted in a wheel hub on July 3, 2016. Workers trying to put out the small blaze ran into a problem: The first five fire extinguishers they tried to use were not charged. Fortunately, they found a charged extinguisher and kept the fire from spreading—but the incident brought OSHA to the facility, which was ultimately cited for one repeat and two serious violations of OSHA’s standards ..."   

Reference: sunnewsreport.com

Friday, October 14, 2016

State: Postal service, machine workers are disappearing in Connecticut

State: Postal service, machine workers are disappearing in Connecticut

"... Postal service mail sorters, clerks and carriers are among the top positions with sinking employment levels. The CTDOL projects a 35.4 percent drop in employment levels for sorters, processors, and processing machine operators by 2024, the largest drop among all declining positions in the state..."   

Reference: www.ctpost.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A look at some of the worst postal worker-related incidents on the 25th anniversary of the Ridgewood, NJ shooting

A look at some of the worst postal worker-related incidents on the 25th anniversary of the Ridgewood, NJ shooting

"... Fortunately, it's been a decade since the last time a postal worker carried out a senseless attack. Likewise, intentional shootings at workplaces in the United States overall fell 7 percent from 2013 to 2014, down to 307 deaths from 322 per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ..."   

Reference: www.nydailynews.com

Monday, October 3, 2016

USPS plans to hire 35,000-40,000 seasonal workers for 2016 holiday season

USPS plans to hire 35,000-40,000 seasonal workers for 2016 holiday season

"... it will “offer experienced employees additional work hours, as that can be more cost effective than training a new employee for a short timeframe”. USPS added that it also looking to “recent retirees” to “come back and help deliver holiday cheer” because “they have virtually no learning curve, and can hit the ground running ..."   

Reference: postandparcel.info