Mail Safety

Mail Safety Procedures

Ways to identify suspicious letters or packages:

  • Packages with excessive postage, using postage stamps as opposed to a meter
  • Packages containing oily stains, crystallization on wrapper or strange odors
  • No return address
  • Exceptionally large or lopsided packages
  • Packages that are rigid, bulky or discolored
  • Packages that appear to contain liquid
  • Packages which display evidence or electrical wire or tin foil
  • Excessive wrapping materials, such as masking tape, strapping tape, or string

Actions to take if you encounter suspicious mail:

  • Do not smell, touch or move the package.
  • If you did, immediately wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Notify your manager to advise workers to stay away from the work area.
  • Call Campus Services at x4053. 
  • Turn off any circulation fans, air conditioners or heaters (if applicable).
  • List all persons who have come in contact with the suspicious package.