Employees at the Northern New Jersey District office in Edison, NJ, show their spirit on National Wear Red Day. Michael Deignan, the acting district manager, is in the center.
Tammy Knight’s blood pressure was slightly elevated during a recent doctor’s visit, so the USPS maintenance support clerk stopped by a health fair at her workplace this month to see if there had been a change.
“I just wanted to get my pressure checked again and today it is fine,” said Knight, who works at the North Metro Processing and Distribution Center in Georgia. “This is important, and I am glad blood pressure checks are being offered to us on site.”
Knight is one of many Postal Service employees across the nation who
in February. participated in American Heart Month activities
The annual observance aims to raise awareness of heart disease, which accounts for approximately 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
USPS marked the month by hosting health fairs like the one at the Georgia facility, where employees also received diet and exercise tips and learned about CPR.
Additionally, employees were invited to
on Feb. 1 and to visit the participate in National Wear Red Day , which has resources for living healthy lifestyles. Wellness LiteBlue page
Tanika Nesmith, a Greater South Carolina District occupational health nurse, applauded the Postal Service for its efforts.
“Heart disease is a health problem that should be taken seriously,” she said.
Tammy Knight, a maintenance support clerk, gets her blood pressure checked by Renee Hope-Williams, an occupational health nurse, at the North Metro Processing and Distribution Center in Georgia this month.
Labor Relations employees gather at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, on National Wear Red Day. Labor Relations Vice President Douglas Tulino stands on the far right.
National Wear Red Day is observed at the Tecate, CA, Post Office. From left are Yrene Gonzalez, a customer; Postmaster Jessie Rose Hoffman; and Brandon Ayres, David Pedroza and Jesus Generoso, who are retail associates.
Mississippi District Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) employees gather on National Wear Red Day. In the front row, from left, are Carol Andrus, a BMEU clerk; Amy Walden, a BMEU manager; and Meg Johnson, a mailing standards specialist. In the back row, from left, are Britannica Heard, a BMEU clerk; and Loistine Worthy and Dannett Clay, who are mailing requirements clerks.
Employees at the Western New York District office show they have heart on National Wear Red Day.