Managing HAZMAT in the Mail: Meeting the Challenge

The United States Postal Service (Postal Service) delivers 680 million pieces of mail per day in the United States, and a single terrorist act or hazardous materials incident has the potential to adversely affect the entire nation by compromising this vital transportation system. The United States Department of Transportation John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) is supporting the Postal Service and its Aviation Mail Security (AVSEC) and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Program in evaluation and implementing process changes and training programs relating to hazardous materials to ensure the enhanced safety of Postal Service employees and customers. This report identifies the current conditions, known problems, and risks to the Postal Service. It discusses the corporate and social benefits of improving conditions and institutional barriers. The report describes accomplishments and strategic planning that address all these issues, and recommends a working plan to provide for systematic improvements to HAZMAT acceptance, awareness, handling, and tendering.

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    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    United States Postal Service

    Aviation Mail Security and Hazardous Materials
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Special Programs Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Publication Date: 2003-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 90p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01636705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: May 12 2017 10:16AM