USPS is working smarter and safer, thanks to the Ergonomic Risk Reduction Process (ERRP). It’s a process used to identify and control risk factors — such as bent wrists, improper lifting and repetitive motion — that can lead to musculoskeletal disorder injuries (MDIs). The Postal Service, its unions and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are working together to implement ERRP across the country.
The New York Metro L&DC and the Kilmer P&DC are off and running with ERRP. District Manager Vito Cetta helped kick off a Kilmer event by pointing out that existing New York Metro ERRP sites had a 26 percent reduction in MDIs during FY 2007 compared to the same period last year. They also ranked first in the nation in MDI reduction.