Letter: Help keep letter carriers safe this winter


letters_flatTo the editor,

On behalf of the men and women of the U.S. Postal Service who deliver mail in this community, I would like to ask customers to help us keep our letter carriers safe from injury during this winter season. Many letter carriers have suffered injury by slipping on ice and snow. Obviously, the safety of our employees is our top priority. But we want to provide excellent service to our customers as well. We need your help.

Customers are asked to clear enough snow from curbside boxes to allow mail trucks to approach the box, deliver the mail without leaving their vehicle and to drive away from the mailbox without danger or the need for backing. Walkways should be cleared of snow and ice and allow enough traction to avoid slips, trips or falls. Stairs should also be kept in good repair so as not to cause injury to 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 provide safe, efficient mail delivery and the kind of service our customers deserve.

Douglas L. Kalahar

Naugatuck Post Office Postmaster