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: Package increase leads to more leaks

The Postal Service is considering rule changes to better protect mail from leaks and spills stemming from rising package volumes.There were 549 reported incidents involving spills or leaks in the mail from broken containers inside packages during the previous fiscal year, up 28 percent from one year earlier. Many spills involve leaks of common household…

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