Workplace issues

Safety and Health resources

Safety & Health columns in The Postal Record, by topic

Safety responsibilities

January 2011 – Greetings for a new year
August 2011 – Keep a watchful eye on each other
December 2011 – The EHS system
May 2012 – What's up on the Hill?
January 2013 – Write it up! (reporting hazards)
June 2013 – I am a victim of circumstances
September 2013 – Are you setting an example at work?
March 2014 – Your union needs you
May 2015 – Safety Committee duties
Sept.-Oct. 2016 – Management hijacked the safety captain program
October 2017 – Increased parcel workload

Working environment

March 2011 – The voice of the employee
August 2011
– Keep a watchful eye on each other
October 2011 – Abuse on the workroom floor continues
January 2012 – Bargaining with management
July 2012 – Keeping an eye on each other
August 2012 – Keeping an eye on each other, continued
October 2012 – Keeping an eye on each other, continued
October 2013 – Tune in to each other on the workroom floor
January 2014 – Making the numbers is no excuse
September 2015 – Dignity and respect
November 2015 – Be a hero to new employees
October 2017 – Increased parcel workload
November 2017 – The blame game
December 2017 – Hey, they’re ganging up on me

Vehicle safety

March 2012 – NALC safety task force
January 2013 – Write it up
May 2013 – Accident investigation
July 2013 – Park points revisited
August 2013 – Seat belts save lives
May 2014 – Preventing vehicle fires
August 2014 – Vehicle fires revisited
March 2015 – A life and a family’s happiness saved—seatbelts do work
June 2015 – Vehicle fires (continued)
August 2015 – Rust is not a friend
January 2016 – In memory of Alton Cargile Hall III
March 2017La palanca
June 2017 – Really?
September 2017 – Vehicle repairs and maintenance
October 2017 – Increased parcel workload

Weather-related safety

April 2013 – In memory of John Watzlawick
November 2014 – OSHA judge comes through
December 2014 – Winter is just around the corner
January 2015 – Remembering Leo
October 2015 – The brutal summer behind us
December 2015 – Keeping safe out there in the cold
May 2016 – Preparing for the heat of summer
June 2016 – Recent OSHA citations

EAP

May 2011 – How the EAP can help and how we can help
April 2014 – OSHA 300A logs
September 2014 – In memory of James P. Byrne
April 2015 – EAP: help when you need it most—confidentially
April 2017 – April a reminder to focus on workers’ physical and emotional safety

OSHA

June 2012 – Bravo, Senator Harkin
November 2012 – Reporting injuries and retaliation
April 2013 – In memory of John Waltzlawick
April 2014 – OSHA 300A logs
June 2014 – Important safety updates
July 2015 – Are we abating hazards or blaming behavior?
October 2017 – Increased parcel workload

General

July 2017 – Ergonomics
June 2011
– Is the cost of safety too high?
September 2011 – Delivering for America
March 2013 – Thank you, President Sombrotto
November 2013 – Discipline does not work
December 2013 – You are your most important delivery
March 2016 – What is this CARE program you are hearing about?
April 2016 – Do you really care about my safety?
October 2017 – Increased parcel workload
November 2017 – The blame game
December 2017 – Hey, they’re ganging up on me

Click here to download a PDF of Dir. Peralta’s “Dignity & Respect” workshop PowerPoint presentation from NALC’s 2015 Rap Session in Houston.

Reference materials

USPS Publications

Resources

Federal government sites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environment Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Library of Medicine
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Safety and Health Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Other organizations

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Red Cross
National Academy of Sciences
National Safety Council
World Health Organization

Help for crime victims

Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, 202-307-5983
National Organization for Victim Assistance, 1-800-879-6682