- Project Title:
- Postal Service Safety Procedures - Great Lakes Area
- Start Date:
- Monday, February 26, 2018
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- August 2018
The Postal Service strives to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. USPS safety philosophy states that management, which encompasses all levels including the first-line supervisor, is responsible and accountable for the prevention of accidents and control of resultant losses.
In 1998, the Postal Employees Safety Enhancement Act required the Postal Service to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and standards and regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. If violations occur, the Postal Service may be cited, fined, and, in extreme cases, referred for criminal prosecution.
This audit focuses on Postal Service safety practices and the measures taken to reduce accidents. Of the seven Postal Service Areas, Great Lakes had the highest average accident frequency rate during fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Our objective is to determine whether the Postal Service adhered to safety policies and procedures related to accidents in the Great Lakes Area.
We would like to hear from you.
- Does the Postal Service provide a safe working environment?
- Is the Postal Service providing adequate training and information to employees to help ensure a safe work environment?
- When accidents occur, is the Postal Service identifying the root cause of the accident, when possible, and implenting changes to reduce the likelihood of the accident happening again?