24 Emergency Procedures

241 General Requirements

Incidents involving the release of hazardous materials, restricted matter, or perishable matter may cause death, injury, and damage to property. Such incidents can be avoided or minimized if appropriate preventive measures are taken or correct emergency procedures are followed.

MI EL-810-2006-3, Response to Hazardous Materials Releases, and Handbook EL-812, Hazardous Materials and Spill Response, provide guidelines for responding to emergency situations. Postal Service employees involved in the flow of mailpieces containing harmful matter must follow these guidelines from the point of deposit to the point of delivery.