Winter dress

The Postal Service wants employees to dress warmly when working outside during winter weather.

To prevent cold-weather-related injuries, three light layers are ideal:

• An inner layer for wicking moisture away from your body;

• A middle layer to insulate you from the cold; and

• An outer layer that repels wind, snow and rain and can be removed as needed.

Also: Protect your hands, neck and face. Wear warm, waterproof shoes or boots. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause your body to lose heat, which puts you at risk for hypothermia or frostbite.

Employees should always dress appropriately for the weather and notify their supervisors immediately of any weather-related issues.

The Safety Blue page has more information, including Safety Depends on Me! videos on working in winter weather.

Gray matters

Postal Service employees can participate in an upcoming webinar on keeping the mind active and healthy at any age.

The session, “Brain Health,” will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at noon EST.

The Benefits and Wellness team and representatives from GEHA, a not-for-profit provider of health plans for federal employees, will share suggestions on keeping the brain active as well as beneficial foods for optimal brain health and memory restoration.

Participants must register before the event on the webinar website. After signing up, directions for accessing the webinar will be emailed to each registrant.

Participation is voluntary. Nonexempt employees may only participate off the clock or during authorized breaks.

For more information, email the Benefits and Wellness team at