To the editor,
On behalf of the men and woman of the U.S. Postal Service who deliver mail in the community, I would like to ask customers to help us keep our letter carriers safe from injury during the winter season.
Many letter carriers have suffered injury by slipping on ice and snow. Ultimately, the safety of our employees is our top priority. However, we want to provide excellent service to our customers. We are asking for your help.
Customers are asked to clear a pathway of snow from curbside boxes to allow mail trucks to approach the mail box; deliver the mail without leaving their vehicle, and to drive away from the box without danger or the need for backing up.
Walkways should be cleared of snow and ice and allow enough traction to avoid slips, trips or falls. Also, stairs should be kept in good repair for the safety of the letter carriers or others who visit the customer’s home.
We ask that our customers work in partnership with us so that we can provide the best service possible. Together we can beat the winter blues and provide safe, efficient mail delivery and the kind of service our customers deserve.
Douglas L. Kalahar
Naugatuck Post Office