USPS seeks feedback on proposed restrictions for shipping e-cigarettes

The Postal Service has proposed a rule change that would extend the mailing restrictions for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes and other vaping-type products. The proposed rule change follows the recent enactment of the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, a federal law that restricts the shipping of such…

 Continue reading

USPS policies for shipping hemp-based products

The Postal Service is reminding employees that customers are permitted to send certain hemp-based products in the mail when in compliance with all applicable laws. A cannabis-derived substance with tetrahydrocannabinol content of 0.3 percent or less is legally hemp. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the flower resin of cannabis plants, which include hemp…

 Continue reading

USPS: Time to Send Those Holiday Packages!

WASHINGTON, DC — The Postal Service plans for peak season all year. And while customers may not think about the holidays until the season is upon them, it’s important to know how to properly ship all the gifts on your list. Simple planning will help prevent injuries to Postal Service employees and customers. It will…

 Continue reading

USPS: Keep the Path Clear for Holiday Cheer!

USPS News Release – October 21, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — It’s important to practice good safety protocols all day, every day. But it’s especially important during the holiday season. There’s so much to do to get ready — with all the decorating, shopping and cooking — sometimes people lose sight of common hazards that could…

 Continue reading

USPS hand sanitizer warning: Watch out for toxic products

The Postal Service and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are warning employees and customers to be on alert for hand sanitizers that may contain methanol, a dangerous, highly toxic chemical often used as an industrial solvent. The coronavirus pandemic has spurred demand for hand sanitizer products. However, the FDA recently warned the public that…

 Continue reading

NPMHU: COVID-19 Test Kits in the Mail

USPS Issues Mandatory Stand Up Talk July 8, 2020 (pdf) Please find linked above, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding COVID-19 test kits in the mail. According to the Postal Service, they have partnered with several manufacturers, vendors, and laboratories to ship virus and vaccine test kits to a…

 Continue reading

USPS has authorized the mailing of COVID 19 test kits

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 4:36 PM To: APWU National Officers Subject: COVID 19 Test Kits All, Please be aware that the postal service has authorized the mailing of COVID 19 test kits. Attached are stand up talks and other documents. The following is from the USPS: These return kits have…

 Continue reading

USPS: Restrictions for shipping sanitizers, wipes

The Postal Service wants employees to know there are specific shipping restrictions for hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes that contain alcohol. As result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization is seeing an increase in the number of customers attempting to ship hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes, which are widely used to help prevent transmission…

 Continue reading