Beat the Heat

As a USPS employee, you are subject to working in many difficult types of weather. So what do you do when you’re on your route, the temperatures have risen into ridiculous digits, and the humidity and dew point have made it feel like you live in the tropics? We’ve got some tips for you!

 

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1. The most important thing to do to keep you cool is dress appropriately. Lightweight postal shirts and shorts are a must for hot days. We have a wide selection of summer postal uniforms, which you can find HERE.

 
2. You should also be sure to protect your head and face from the summer sun. Invest in a summer postal hat to do that. You can go with a simple postal hat to help hide from the sun, or a more proactive item such as sun hats or sun helmets.

 
3. You may also consider investing in some non-reimbursable summer accessories. We offer some great items to help you stay cool while you are on the job. For example, this neck cooling wrap can be soaked in water or chilled to give you up to 72 hours of comfort. Or you could try our cooling vest, which is worn under clothing. The vest has pockets for cooling inserts that will help you out all day long.

 
N10270544. When possible, keep to shaded areas. Park mail trucks under trees to keep the inside of the car from heating up as much as possible.

 
5. Be sure you know the signs of heat stress. The heat can make you very sick very quickly, and you need to recognize the signs that something is wrong. Things to look out for include: headache, hot/dry skin, weakness, muscle cramps, confusion, dizziness, profuse sweating, and nausea. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you need to get somewhere cool and get hydrated. If symptoms are bad enough, you’ll need to take a trip to the hospital.

 
6. And speaking of getting hydrated, don’t forget to drink plenty of water while out in the heat. It’s an obvious tip, but one many people forget.

 

 
These tips are sure to make your day more bearable. Don’t let the heat get you down. The most important thing to remember while working in the summer sun is that safety comes first. Never ignore heat related symptoms. If you believe the heat is having a negative effect on your health, get the help you need.

 
That’s all for now. Stay cool this summer!

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Prevent Dog Bites

This past year, 5,767 postal workers were attacked by dogs. The USPS has posted guidelines for pet owners to help protect letter carriers. While these are helpful, what are letter carriers supposed to do if they are being approached by a dog that seems to be aggressive?

While dog bites are rarely fatal in the United States, they occasionally are. At the very least, they cause many postal workers to be forced to take time off due to injury. To help, we’ve provided some safety tips, including what to do if you are bitten.

 

  1. Never approach a dog you do not know. It is not advises1001152d you even approach a neighbor’s dog you do know while on your route, especially if they are not on any type of leash.
  2. If it seems that a dog is going to approach, stay still and do not make eye contact. A dog may give chase if you attempt to run. Do not appear aggressive.
  3. If you notice a dog roaming freely on someone’s property, you have the right to not deliver mail to that address due to safety. Do not risk injury if you don’t have to.
  4. If a dog attacks, put as much distance between you and the dog as possible. Protect your head and neck if possible.
  5. Consider investing in dog repellent. It is accurate up to 10’ and each can contains about 10 bursts. It is registered with the EPA. We also sell a holster for this item so you can always have it at your fingertips.

If you have been bitten:

 

  1. Perform basic first aid as soon as possible. Wash the aren1021958ba of the bite with warm water and soap. Apply some sort of bandage or wrap. It’s a good idea to keep a first aid kit in your vehicle.
  2. Call your doctor, and if the bite is serious, get to a hospital.
  3. Be sure to report the attack, giving as much information as possible.

 

Stay safe out there, letter carriers!

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Featured Gloves

Some parts of the country have decent temperatures, and other parts of the country are fighting arctic temperatures. No matter where in the country you are, MyPostalUniforms.com has gloves that will help you out!

We carry gloves meant for harsh winter conditions and gloves for everyday tasks! Below we’ve selected four different types of gloves to show off our wide selection.

 

N1026838Thinsulate Black Leather Gloves:

These work gloves will protect your hands and keep them warm at the same time. The warm, soft insulation provides excellent flexibility. Constructed from Grade A cowhide leather.

 

 

 

N1030332Waterproof Winter Gloves:

These gloves are specifically designed for cold, winter conditions. They are 100% waterproof and windproof with an insulating micro-fleece liner for extra warmth. These gloves are perfect for the toughest winter terrain.

 

 

 

N1027494Ultra Thin Duty Leather Gloves:

These 100% sheepskin leather gloves are soft but durable. Get comfort and control with these gloves that help to reduce hand fatigue. These are ideal for everyday functions such as driving.

 

 

 

N1030342Touch Screen Work Gloves:

Protect your hands while still being able to use your technology. These gloves feature capacitive material on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger. This will allow you to use your touchscreen devices.

 

 

That is just a very small sample of the many gloves we have to offer. Check out our site for all our options!

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CCA Updates

CCA’s are no longer being provided with a debit card for making purchases. Instead, Postmasters are being given the CCA order form that is used to order letter carrier uniforms.

So how exactly does it work? The local Postmaster pays by either check or credit card for uniform items. Following this, Postal Products Unlimited will invoice the Postmaster. We are only able to accept orders on the official USPS CCA order form from now on.

If you would like to see an example of the form, we can oblige. Simply click HERE to take a look.

We have tons of letter carrier items to browse through. We have a wide selection of shirts, pants, shorts, hats, outerwear, and much, much more. Visit MyPostalUniforms.com to see our full selection of uniform items.

And make sure to check back every week to see the newest deals, products, updates, and more!

Until next week! Enjoy that last week of summer!

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Beat the Sun

August has arrived, and we’re right in the middle of summer. The sun in much of the USA is hot and bright. This can cause a lot of problems for USPS employees. Don’t let the sun get you down! Beat the sun with our great summer inform items!

We’ve featured summer uniform items on this blog before, but this week is different. This week is all about protecting yourself from the sun. Below we’ve featured four items to help you keep the sun from blinding you as you do your job. Take a look, and don’t forget to check out all of our uniform items on MyPostalUniforms.com!

Okay, let’s get started on that sun protection!

 

US Postal Service Sun Hat

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This sun hat is made with breathable nylon approved for high sun protection and has been engineered for maximum cooling. The hat is durable and features a 3” rim width to protect your face. It has UPF 50 sun protection and is made in the USA. It comes in sizes S-XL, with detailed size measurements available on the product page.

 

Postal Carrier Sun Visor

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These postal carrier sun visors are designed to provide protection from the sun during the hot summer months. The visor allows for ventilation to the top of the head to help keep you cool on your route. The visors have an adjustable back, making them one size fits all. The USPS patch is on the front and the visor is made in the USA. It is a great summer item.

 

Mesh Sun Helmet for Carriers

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It can be hard to complete your route when the sun beats on your head and neck all day long. This mesh sun helmet can help with that very problem! The mesh design allows for overall ventilation to help keep you cool all day. It even comes with an elastic chin strap to help keep it secure on your head. This product is made in the USA.

 

Summer Postal Baseball Cap

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The sun can be harsh when letter carriers are on their routes all day. Keep your head and eyes safe from the harsh sun with this summer postal baseball cap. The back of the cap is made of mesh for ventilation and is adjustable. This cap includes the USPS patch on the front and was made in the USA. Stay safe and buy one, today!

 

There you have it! Still looking for more ways to beat the heat? Check out our full selection of summer uniform items! We also have non-reimbursable accessories that can make the summer months even easier.

But don’t obsess over the heat. Get out there in your free time and enjoy the summer! After all, soon enough it will be winter and we’ll all be missing the sun.

Until next time!

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Digital Catalog Preview

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The new 2014-2015 uniform catalog is almost here! Our catalogs are in the process of being sent out right now! If you’ve ordered one already, you can expect to see it soon. If you don’t receive a catalog by August 1st, request your free copy HERE. We’ll send you a catalog with our newest and greatest products for absolutely no charge.

Once you get our catalog and look through it, you have several different options. For your convenience we’ve included an order form in the catalog. You can use this to easily write down what items from the catalog interest you and mail it in. If that’s not to your taste, you can all of our products on MyPostalUniforms.com and order online. We strive to make your shopping experience easy and fast, no matter what method you choose.

So what can you expect to find in our new catalog? We have items for letter carriers, retail operations, work clothes, footwear, gloves, and much more. We also feature our selection of closeout items and PSE Uniforms. In addition to presenting you with our products, we also provide a handy size chart to make it easier than ever to shop with us.

Don’t feel like waiting? Well then you’re in luck. We have a digital preview available for you! It’s very simple to use. You can flip through the catalog, bookmark it, search through the catalog, and zoom in to get a closer look at the items. Simply follow THIS LINK to take a look, today!

Do you want to continue to keep up with our latest sales, products, and more? You can do that by keeping up with this blog of course, but in many other ways as well! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for our email newsletter.

So don’t wait! Take a look at our digital copy of the new catalog, or order yours today! All catalog materials, whether digital or in print, are completely free.

Until next time.

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Keep Cool with Summer Uniform Items

We’re approaching the middle of July, which means we’re right in the middle of summer. Depending where in the country you live, it can get very hot in summer. It is important to stay cool and comfortable during these hot months. Luckily MyPostalUniforms.com can assist you with that. We have a large selection of summer postal uniforms for you to choose from, as well as summer non-reimbursable accessories. Whether you’re looking for the basics to stay comfortable or some extras to make your job easier, we can provide it for you.

Below we’ve featured some of our most popular summer uniform items to give you a sample of what we have to offer. But don’t just check out our blog! We have tons of items to offer on our website. Don’t suffer all summer, just shop today!

 

 

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Women’s Postal Shirt Jacs *New*

 

These shirts are union made and feature a five button placket front, left breast patch pocket with a hidden pencil compartment, and more. Follow the link to get full details on this great item!

 

 

 

 

 

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Men’s Letter Carrier Shorts

 

These USPS shorts are made in the USA and are great for letter carriers. The lightweight shorts are comfortable and functional, making them ideal for long, hot summers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunscreen Towelettes

 

It is important to protect yourself from the sun, especially in summer when the sun is hotter and out longer. These sunscreen towelettes are perfect for that. The non-greasy sunscreen has an SPF of 30. Each one has enough sunscreen to cover the face, neck, arms, and legs of most adults.

 

 

 

 

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Cooling Towel

 

Letter carriers can benefit from this new item to help keep them cool while walking their routes in the heat. Simply soak the towel in cold water, wring it out, and place it on your neck or head. The towel will stay cool for hours to help fight heat exhaustion.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun Hat

 

This new postal sun hat is approved by the USPS and is made with breathable nylon fabric. It offers UPF 50 sun protection and is lightweight and washable.

 

 

 

That’s just a sampling of the many items we have to offer you for the summer months. Don’t let the heat get you down! We’re sure we have all the items you need to help your work be as cool and comfortable as possible.

Want to keep up with the latest products, news, and sales from MyPostalUniforms.com? Consider signing up for our email newsletter, or like us on Facebook! And of course, check this blog every week.

Until next time!

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Happy, Healthy Feet

No matter if it is summer or winter, extreme temperatures can do awful things to your feet. That is apparent now more than ever as summer begins to approach. It’s not a glamorous thing to talk about, but heat causes sweating. That heat and moisture makes blisters more likely, and blisters are not fun to deal with when you’re on your feet all day.

Luckily MyPostalUniforms.com has you covered. This week we are featuring Wrightsocks, whose patented technology moves moisture away from the foot. These socks absorb friction and foot shear to keep your feet healthier than ever before!

We know how important it is to keep your feet cool and dry as you work all day. Take a step towards protecting your feet by trying out these socks today.

They’ve been designed to match your USPS uniform perfectly. Letter carriers can work easily knowing these postal socks are working to keep them healthy.

Follow the links below to check out this great product.

 

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This blue sock with blue stripes is a good addition to any USPS uniform. Just follow the link to view the details!

 

 

 

 

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This sock comes in a traditional white and is a convenient ankle sock to keep you even cooler in those summer months. Click the picture to take a closer look!

 

 

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