USPS: New Mailing Standards for Lithium Batteries

USPS Revises Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail standards to align with other agencies.

Logan 0 5318 Article rating: No rating

On August 17, 2017, the United States Postal Service published a Postal Bulletin announcing a new standard for mail pieces containing lithium batteries. These revisions were made to align the USPS mailing standards with recent changes made by other federal regulatory agencies regarding the transportation of lithium batteries.

OSHA FINAL RULE AND PRESS RELEASE ON HAZARD COMMUNICATION

SuperUser Account 0 2304 Article rating: No rating

US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
Regulation protects workers from dangerous chemicals, helps American businesses compete worldwide
 

WASHINGTON – To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system. The new standard, once implemented, will prevent an estimated 43 deaths and result in an estimated $475.2 million in enhanced productivity for U.S. businesses each year.

RSS