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Station Safety Program
Mission: To make safety a part of out daily routines.
The Station Safety Team (SST) will meet bi-weekly and jointly to:
- Conduct weekly safety talks
- Conduct daily station safety inspections (10 min. a day)
- Develop a simple safety reward/ incentive program for station
- Maintain a Safety Bulletin Board
- Review root causes of station safety issues, accidents/hazards
- Yearly inspections for each carrier unit
- Conduct a thorough review of any accident/ safety violation before discipline is considered by station management.
- This shall in no way abrogate the right of management to issue discipline or the union's right to grieve it.
- Submit quarterly reports to City Safety committee recording safety talks and accident/ health and safety reviews
The names of carriers and management participating in their Station Safety Team will be submitted to the City Safety Team for review.
The City Safety Team (CST) will meet monthly and will consist of the Branch President and the Postmaster and/ or more than two (2) designees who will participate on their behalf.
The Branch President and the Postmaster reserve the right to approve or reject individual Station Safety Team members.
NALC Safety and Health here
CRI (City Readiness Initiative
) is a federally funded program established in 2004 to provide emergency medication to densely populated areas in the event of a large-scale bio terrorist attack, such as Anthrax. Other major cities have been testing on a limited basis with the use of postal employees, but Minneapolis was the first full-scale test in the nation with coordinated local law enforcement, the Minnnesota Department of Health, Emergency Management agencies, and the Postal Service. The goal of this test was to determine if emergency medicines could be distributed to the general population by postal employees within the first 48 hours of a national emergency. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, approximately 37,000 antibiotic bottles were delivered to residential addresses on Sunday morning June 6th starting at 5:30 AM. Letter carriers joined with local law enforcement to distribute mock medicine bottles and information into mailboxes in the 55101, 55102, 55411, and 55422 zones.