The Postal Service wants employees to remain vigilant about mail safety.
If you encounter a suspicious mailpiece, remember the three Ps:
• Package. Don’t bag it, containerize it or send it to another location. Leave it where it is and isolate the area.
• People. Clear people from the area and immediately notify a supervisor.
• Plan. If a supervisor isn’t available, call the Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455. Follow your facility’s emergency plan. If there’s an immediate threat — such as smoke, noxious fumes or vapors — or if employees are injured or show signs of illness, evacuate the area first and then contact local responders.
Poster 286, Suspicious Mail, has additional recommendations.
The Postal Service recently distributed a stand-up talk to remind employees of these guidelines.