Safety in numbers

Postal employees discuss driving safety.

Here’s Link’s latest “News Quiz,” a weekly feature that invites readers to test their knowledge of recent stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. Fill in the blank: Since Portland District introduced its Safety Happens program last year, workplace accidents have fallen (blank).

a) 14 percent
b) 16 percent
c) 22 percent
d) 24 percent

2. What advice does Los Angeles Letter Carrier Miguel Leon offer fellow employees who want to dress appropriately for work?

a) Respect the brand
b) Choose proper footwear
c) Wear your badge
d) All of the above

3.True or false: If you’re a Federal Employees Retirement System employee and you put 5 percent of your income into a Thrift Savings Plan account, USPS will contribute an additional 5 percent.

a) True
b) False

4. When did Harris London, 92, begin her career as a telephone operator at postal headquarters in Washington, DC?

a) 1946
b) 1956
c) 1966
d) 1976

5. Match the letter carrier in Column A with the heroic act he or she performed in Column B.

Column A

a) Kimberly Pryor (Chanute, KS)
b) Eric Reyes (Escondido, CA)
c) Clifford Maris III (Medford, OR)
d) Jeffrey Vollmar (Freehold, NJ)

Column B

I) Called 911 for a customer with a head injury
II) Comforted a diaper-clad child in 12-degree weather
III) Freed a trapped couple from a fiery car wreck
IV) Performed CPR on a driver who crashed into store

Answers: 1) d. 2) d. 3) a. 4) d. 5) a. II., b. III., c. IV., d. I.

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