02/01/2010 - The APWU is urging local unions to file complaints with OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, following the publication by the Postal Service of instructions regarding electrical work – instructions the union believes violate OSHA’s Electrical Work Standards.
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APWU Urges Locals to File OSHA Complaints Over Electrical Hazards
On Oct. 27, 2009, the APWU sent a letter to local presidents about electrical hazards and the Postal Service's failure to comply with OSHA Subpart S Electrical Standards. The letter explains the Union's efforts to force the Postal Service to comply with these standards, and includes a complaint package that contains everything locals need to file OSHA complaints regarding these hazards. The union is urging locals whose members are exposed to these hazards to file complaints with their local OSHA offices.
News: Electrical Safety Violations
01/01/2010 - Safety standards published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require employers to provide appropriate electrical protective equipment to employees working in areas where there are potential electrical hazards, and dictate that the equipment must be used.
08/25/2005 - Safety and health in the wake of a natural disaster is a major concern. The storm and subsequent flooding in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana has and will continue to place postal workers in dangerous environments for many month to come. These dangers will be present not only at work but in other public places and at home. The following information is provided to heighten your level of awareness and provide some basic guidelines for protective measures you should take.
05/01/2005 - Joyce B. Robinson, Research & Education Department Director
Fire drills are a fairly commonplace event at schools and at many workplaces.Not enough families think to practice fire safety around the house, however, and it may be time to do so. Remember: You may not be able to prevent a fire, but you can develop an escape plan to minimize its impact.