Heat Protection Advice for Postal Workers

summer postal uniformsIt’s hot outside, and postal workers are among those who are forced to endure the unpleasant conditions. As a postal uniform vendor, we are often asked for lighter-weight, moisture-wicking uniforms, or other options that can help the letter carriers be more comfortable on the job. Because we provide primarily postal regulation uniform products that meet the uniform guidelines, our options are relatively restricted. We do, however, recommend lighter-weight uniform items, as well as summer headgear.

Click here for our summer postal uniform suggestions.

In addition, Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers has provided a great amount of advice on the subject, including the following tips to prevent heat related illness and fatalities:

  • Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty.
  • Rest in the shade to cool down.
  • Wear a hat and light-colored clothing.
  • Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.
  • Keep an eye on fellow workers.
  • “Easy does it” on your first days of work in the heat. You need to get used to it.
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Warmer Days are Here – Get Your Postal Gear!

letter-carrier-summerDon’t get caught in the heat with your postal uniform winter wear! Now is the perfect time to lighten up your postal uniform.

From short sleeve shirts, to shirt jacs, lightweight pants and shorts. Postal Uniforms Direct has what you need for SUMMER!

As always, select orders receive a 10% discount + FREE SHIPPING!!

Click here to start shopping for Summer Gear at Postal Uniforms Direct NOW!

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Top Postal Uniform Selections for Summer

Despite winter holding on tight this year, it seems safe to say that warmer weather is finally here.  Among many things, that means it’s time to wear your lighter-weight postal uniform items!! 

What are some of the most popular summer postal uniform choices?

Let’s start with the shoes.  Most postal employees enjoy the New Balance Shoes for most seasons, but with their light-weight and air holes on top for ventilation, these postal shoes are a MUST for summer! Click here to shop for your new balance shoes now!

We can’t mention New Balance shoes without bringing up the Cool Max Ankle Socks. The name says it all with these socks!!  They come in blue or white!

Next in line is SHORTS (of course).  Your comfort is important and Postal Uniforms Direct offers three waistbands to choose from including regular-relaxed cut & expandable waist!

Easy to wash and comfortable to wear, the Polo Shirts are very popular during the summer.  Of course, the Shirt Jacs are also a good choice! Click here to shop for your letter carrier postal shirt now.

Don’t forget to cover your head!!

The Sun Helmets come in mesh or waterproof so select which best works in your climate.  There is also the very popular Sun Hat.

Stay cool this summer!!

Click here to shop for Postal Uniform Gear NOW!

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Shop Your Postal Uniform Spring Essentials

It’s time to freshen your postal uniform!

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Spring cleaning your postal uniform essentials? Now is the perfect time to get a fresh uniform. From short sleeve shirts, to shirt jacs, lightweight pants and shorts. Postal Uniforms Direct has what you need for spring!

For your convenience, below are a few of our TOP Spring Postal Uniform Items:

Letter Carrier Shirts

Men’s Short Sleeve
Ladies’ Short Sleeve
Men’s Shirt Jac
Ladies’ Shirt Jac

Letter Carrier Pants & Shorts

Men’s Regular Fit Lightweight Trousers
Ladies’ Lightweight Regulation Slacks
Men’s Expandable Comfort Shorts
Ladies’ Comfort Walking Shorts

As always, select orders receive a 10% discount + FREE SHIPPING!!

Click here to start shopping for Rain Gear at Postal Uniforms Direct NOW!

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Spring into Savings on Postal Rainwear

Spring is Here! It’s time to prepare for rain.

Postal Uniform Rain Gear

Click here to Shop Postal Rainwear NOW!

April showers bring more than May flowers! Don’t get caught in the rain without adequate rain gear from Postal Uniforms Direct!

For your convenience, below are a few of our TOP Postal Postal Rainwear Items:

GOOD (Denier Oxford Nylon)

Full Length Rain Coat [#600]
Postal Certified Rain Parka [#610]
Postal Rain Pants [#620]

BETTER (performs like Gore-Tex)

Value Brand Postal Rain Parka [#650]
Value Brand Postal Rain Pants [#660]

BEST (Gore-Tex)

Gore-Tex Postal Rain Parka [#333]
Gore-Tex Rain Pants [#334]

As always, select orders receive a 10% discount + FREE SHIPPING!!

Click here to start shopping for Rain Gear at Postal Uniforms Direct NOW!

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NALC Honors Heroic Carriers

from National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

We at Postal Uniforms Direct love this article that the National Association of Letter Carriers put out about the heroic acts of USPS Letter Carriers. #postalproud

Heroism, like the mail, comes in many packages—think of police officers or firefighters. But for some citizens in need of assistance, their heroes come in the form of concerned letter carriers.

Letter carriers are members of nearly every community in this nation and know when something is wrong. Spotting fires and injuries, they often are the first to respond. The following stories document their heroism. For them, delivering for America is all in a day’s work.

[continue reading at National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)]

 

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USPS Window Clerk Helps Stop Scam #postalproud

from KMTV

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) – A Bellevue woman was the target of a telemarketing scam, but an alert U.S. postal worker stopped her from being duped out of thousands of dollars.

Sales associate William Reynek has worked at the Bellevue Post Office for two and a half years.

He said on Tuesday an older woman came in with thousands of dollars in cash and wanted to express mail it to the east coast.

“I thought this was odd, and repeatedly asked her do you know the person you are sending to is, and what is it for? She didn’t really give me a clear cut answer,” said Reynek.

[continue reading at KMTV]

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Postal Uniforms Direct is Postal Proud

Postal Uniforms Direct is #postalproud

Postal Uniforms Direct is #postalproud

On December 4, of 2015 the postal service announced a new initiative, #PostalProud.  The purpose of the initiative within the Postal Service is to promote employee pride and to emphasize core USPS principles, such as accurate scanning and delivering with care.

At Postal Uniforms Direct, we are #PostalProud because it brings us honor to serve the employees of the Postal Industry with the finest quality, Union Made in the USA postal uniforms.  We are #PostalProud because we have seen, time and time again, how the USPS employee rises up to go beyond what is expected of them.

Employees like Letter Carrier Aaron Beckstrom of Alliance, Nebraska who was delivering mail on a cold day when he noticed a man having trouble climbing the steps. Beckstrom helped the man up the steps safely and into his home. [read Aaron’s postal hero story here]

Or, Letter Carrier Norma Trapper Lockport, New York who called the utility company was when she smelled gas coming from a meter near the front door of a home where she was making a delivery.  [read Norma’s postal hero story here]

Almost every day, we read stories of postal employees who bring honor to the USPS with their heroic actions.  [check out the United States Postal Service’s Link Postal Heroes’ Corner here] We know, that for every story that is written, for every postal employee who is recognized, there are thousands of others who go unrecognized.

We want to say THANK YOU, to ALL postal heroes, sung or unsung.

At Postal Uniforms Direct, WE ARE #PostalProud

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Late Winter Catalog is Here

Postal Uniforms Direct Winter 2016 Catalog

Postal Uniforms Direct Winter 2016 Catalog

At Postal Uniforms Direct, we do what we can to help you shop, how you want and when you want.  That is why we take orders, either by
phone [888-682-8889],
fax [877-227-0167] or
online, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week!

We also have a postal uniform catalog that you can view online, or we are happy to mail a copy to you!

Click HERE to view our Postal Uniform Catalog digitally
– or –
Click HERE to request your Postal Uniform Catalog and we’ll get it out to you as soon as possible!

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Waterproof, Breathable Parka ~ Your Postal Uniform Favorite!

340-postal-letter-carrier-parka-360Baby, it’s cold outside!!  A postal uniform outerwear favorite for our carriers has always been the Waterproof, Breathable Parka!

Keep your climate controlled with the All Weather Letter Carrier Parka Shell, perfect for a variety of weather conditions and seasons. Functions as an all-element windblocking parka shell, designed to be the exterior layer for your Postal Uniform Outerwear. Flexibility and versatility seemlessly integrated into a Parka that will allow you to keep dry, warm and comfortable throughout the year.

Features:

  • Bottom sweep drawcord
  • Double storm front placket with full zip-to-the-neck collar
  • Pit zips to allow ventilation
  • WeatherTech waterproof, windproof, & breathable lining
  • Tunnelled draw cord at waistline
  • Waterproof, breathable drop-in hood

Click here to visit Postal Uniforms Direct for the Waterproof, Breathable Parka!

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