USPS: November is Hazmat Awareness Month

Hazardous materials. The Postal Service will observe Hazmat Awareness Month in November. In preparation for the peak mailing season, USPS employees will receive reminders on recognizing and properly handling potentially hazardous materials. Approved postal providers will also receive reminders on the proper handling of potentially hazardous materials. Employees can refer to Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted,…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Mailpiece Incident Reporting Tool

The Security Group of the United States Postal Inspection Service® (USPIS®) is dedicated to promoting a safe environment for employees and customers while meeting established safety and security procedures. As part of the Security Group, the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Program was created to prevent prohibited and dangerous materials from entering the mailstream. The HAZMAT Program…

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USPS: Unwanted items can bog down MRC

When a mailpiece is undeliverable, it ends up at the Mail Recovery Center (MRC), where Postal Service employees do what they can to figure out where it is supposed to be delivered. “We get mailpieces that are deemed undeliverable. They are often damaged, can’t be delivered through the normal process or have label problems. Sometimes…

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USPS: Postal Inspection Service offering HAZMAT training

The Postal Inspection Service is offering three new training courses to help employees who accept and handle hazardous materials. The first course, Advanced HAZMAT Training, is now available in the Learning Management System. The course number is 10026976. The course provides instruction on: navigating Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail; classification of hazardous materials;…

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Postal Bulletin highlights HAZMAT Awareness Month

November is HAZMAT Awareness Month To protect the health and safety of our employees and the general public, the Postal Service™ has developed specific procedures for safeguarding the identification, handling, and delivery of hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Nonmailable hazardous materials that enter the mail stream — because these materials are not intercepted at the time of…

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OSHA finds Indiana Postal facility exposed workers to asbestos hazards; proposes more than $49K in fines

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service 8182 State Road 56 West Baden Springs, Indiana Citations issued: July 29, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Indianapolis Area Office has cited the West Baden Springs’ postal facility for four repeated violations. Acting on a complaint alleging safety concerns there, inspectors began…

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Abilene Postal Facility To Test Biohazard Detection System Tuesday

On Tuesday, May 13, the U.S. Postal Service will conduct a practice evacuation drill at the Abilene Processing & Distribution Center, located at 1020 E. Interstate 20, in Abilene. This practice drill is being conducted to allow the USPS Emergency Management Team (EMT) to gauge the effectiveness of the processes that are currently in place…

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