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Dog Bites Mailman

Photo credit:  USPS
Photo credit: USPS

From the USPS: More than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing the public with information on the do’s and don’ts of responsible dog ownership.

“Raising awareness about dog bite prevention and how to protect our letter carriers as we deliver the mail is paramount,” said USPS Acting Employee Safety and Health Awareness Manager Jamie Seavello. “Dogs are instinctive animals that may act to protect their turf and that why’s it’s important to inform the public about this campaign.” Continue reading Dog Bites Mailman

Don’t worry – he won’t bite!

OK, I admit it, I have a vested interest in this one.  I work at a midwestern power company during the day and blog by night. 

Our single biggest source of injury is dog bites.  And of course, all the owners tell us, “don’t worry – he won’t bite!”  Have you ever said that about your dog?  Are you sure he won’t? 

It’s not only the big, scary dogs that bite.  Our employees have often been bitten by little ankle-biters, as well.

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