This presentation will provide an overview of the use and applicability of USPS Publication 52: Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail. Special emphasis will be placed on demonstrating the proper use of Pub 52 when preparing mailable hazardous materials, preventing non-mailable hazardous materials from entering the mail, mailer responsibilities, and corrective actions that are taken when non-mailable packages are encountered. Lithium batteries are a common source of power for cell phones, computers, and even our cars. Regulations relating to these items change frequently and continue to increase in complexity. This presentation provides an overview of the types of lithium batteries permitted in the mail, and instructions for using Publication 52, to determine quantity limitations, packaging and marking requirements.
Mary Collins, Classification Specialist, USPS | Vincent J Desiderio, Hazardous Materials Specialist, US Postal Service Inspection Service