We often joke about the Florida heat — especially at this time of year, when the rest of the country is still in the throes of winter. But when it comes to people’s health and safety, OSHA doesn’t think the heat is laughing matter.

On. Jan. 24, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), accused the Arlington post office in Jacksonville of putting mail carriers in danger by requiring them to deliver mail in high temperatures, WFTV Channel 9 reported.

The federal agency then issued the U.S. Postal Service a $129,336 fine.

According to OSHA, around Aug. 9, “Letter Carriers were exposed to the hazards of high ambient temperatures while delivering mail” which could have led to “heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.”

Apparently OSHA has never heard the Postal Service’s unofficial motto, which reads: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

In other news: Florida woman bitten by kitten gets $48,512 hospital bill

The Postal Service began contesting the fine on Tuesday, March 5.

Read the full story here.

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