Working for the U.S. Postal Service can take a serious toll on employees’ health. To get thousands of pieces of mail sorted and delivered every day, workers have to lift heavy packages and huge trays of letters, walk miles carrying sacks across their shoulders, drive without air conditioning or do other tasks that can wear down the body without proper precautions.
Postal workers make up about one-fifth of the federal workforce, but according to U.S. Labor Department data, they suffered about half of federal work-related injuries and illnesses in 2019, as well as 15 fatalities.
We want to know more about why USPS workers are being injured. We also want to hear about how USPS treats injured employees.
If you’re a current or former postal worker, or someone with insight into USPS, please tell us about workplace safety at your site through this confidential form.
The best way to get in touch is the form below. If you need help, you can reach out:
- Phone: 202-886-9555
- Signal (a secure messaging app): 202-681-0779
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org