USPS: Employees must follow rules on mercury

The Postal Service is reminding employees to do their part to prevent mercury from entering the mailstream. Elemental mercury is a dense, silver metallic liquid that is a designated hazardous material and is prohibited from the mail. To protect the safety of employees and customers and to avoid costly and disruptive spills, USPS requires employees…

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USPS offers reminder on mailing lighters

The Postal Service wants employees and customers to remember that cigarette and utility lighters must be authorized to enter the mailstream via surface transportation, such as USPS Retail Ground or Parcel Select. Cigarette and utility lighters are prohibited from air transportation — such as Priority Mail, First-Class Mail and First-Class Package Service — and from…

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