Mail Safety and Suspicious Substances

Mail Safety and Suspicious Substances

What to Do Upon Letter/Package Receipt:

  • Handle with care
  • Don’t shake or bump
  • Don’t open, smell or taste
  • Treat it as suspect!!
  • Notify College Police Emergency #5555

Isolate and look for indicators

  • Grease Stains or Discoloration
  • Odors
  • Protruding Wires or Metal
  • Lopsided/Uneven
  • Hand Written Address
  • No Return Address
  • Misspelled Words
  • Foreign Mail
  • Confidential, Personal, Open only by _______, and etc.
  • Excessive Weight/Postage/Securing Materials (tape, string, etc)
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If Parcel is Open and/or Threat is Identified:

For a Bomb

  • Immediately Follow Evacuation Procedures
  • Notify College Police Emergency #5555

For Radiological

  • Limit exposure – don’t handle
  • Follow Evacuation Procedures
  • Shield yourself from the object
  • Notify College Police Emergency #5555

For Biological or Chemical

  • Isolate – don’t handle
  • Notify College Police Emergency #5555
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.

Suspicious Substance in Campus Building

  • Clear and isolate the contaminated area.  Do not touch or disturb anything.
  • Notify College Police Emergency #5555
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Identify individuals who may have been exposed to the material
  • Do not leave premises until dismissed by authorities