US Postal Service

US Postal Service

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In Oct. 2003, an envelope marked Caution: Ricin PoisonA“ was discovered at a postal facility. Ricin is a poison that, in certain forms, can cause death. The USPS has told its employees to be on the alert for suspicious mailA“ that may pose a threat a has developed guidance for them on how to identify a respond to such mail, in order to protect them. This report describes: (1) actions taken by various agencies, in responding to the incident, to protect the health of postal employees a the public; (2) USPS guidance related to suspicious mail in place in Oct. 2003 a the extent to which it was followed during the incident; a (3) subsequent changes made in this guidance a the extent to which current guidance addresses issues raised by the incident. Illus.The U.S. Postal Service has emphasized to its employees to be on the alert for a€œ suspicious maila€ that may pose a threat ... the Postal Service had in place several guidelines on identifying and responding to suspicious maila€”which emphasized anbsp;...

Title:US Postal Service
Author:Katherine A. Siggerud (au)
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2005-11-01


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