Emily Hubbart
Teresa Long
Charles Varghese
Jeff Wyatt
 Protruding

wires
 Strange odors
 Excessive tape or string
 Oily spots or
discolorations
 Ticking, sloshing or
buzzi...
 Lopsided

Source: slate.com

or uneven

envelope
 Powdery substance
felt through or
noticeable on outside
the package o...
 Marked

with restrictions

• Personal
• Confidential
• Do not x-ray
 Marked

with threatening or
abusive language
 Pla...


Addressing Issues
• Misspelled words

• Mistyped or handwritten
•

•
•
•
•
•

addresses
Not addressed to a specific
per...
 Chemical

Agents
 Biological Agents
 Explosive Devices
 Radiological Agents

Source: FBI


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Includes biotoxins, nerve agents,
blister agents, caustic or corrosive
substances, organic solvents,
choking agents,...
 Cause

illness,
disease, and death
• Anthrax
• Small Pox
• Virus

• Bacteria
• Rickettsiae
 Making

biological
weapons ...


Homemade devices
designed to cause death
or injury that have:
•
•
•
•
•



A switch/trigger
An initiator (fuse)
Main c...
Dirty Bombs or
radiological dispersal
devices (RDD), are
conventional explosives
packaged with
radioactive materials
 Inj...


Unattended packages
can be found anywhere
• Mail Rooms
• Public buildings such as

•
•
•

•

libraries, churches, malls...
Mail rooms face the
biggest threat
 Protective Measures


• Employ professional security
•

•
•

•

personnel
Have secur...
Do
 Isolate

package immediately
 Place package or envelope on stable
surface
 WASH hands with soap and water
 Alert o...
Don’t
 Use

radios or cellular phones near the
package
 Look closely at it
 Touch it
 Carry it
 Shake it
 Open it
 ...
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"Al Qaeda Actively Seeking Dirty Bombs: Documents." Spacewar.com. SpaceDaily, 2 Feb. 2011. Web. 2...
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"Envelope with Suspect Powder Found in Malonne Convent." The Bulletin. The Bulletin, 16
Oct. 2012. W...
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Workplace Security-Suspicious Package Protocol

  1. 1. Emily Hubbart Teresa Long Charles Varghese Jeff Wyatt
  2. 2.  Protruding wires  Strange odors  Excessive tape or string  Oily spots or discolorations  Ticking, sloshing or buzzing sounds  Excessive size, weight, or thickness Source: Newstipster.com
  3. 3.  Lopsided Source: slate.com or uneven envelope  Powdery substance felt through or noticeable on outside the package or envelope  Metallic components or batteries  Loose contents
  4. 4.  Marked with restrictions • Personal • Confidential • Do not x-ray  Marked with threatening or abusive language  Placed near ventilation system  Postmarked from a location that does not match the return address  Excessive postage Source: csoonline.com
  5. 5.  Addressing Issues • Misspelled words • Mistyped or handwritten • • • • • • addresses Not addressed to a specific person Wrong titles or names No or strange return address Unexpected point of origin Cut-and-paste lettering Missing postal stamp cancellation marks Source: Hawii.edu
  6. 6.  Chemical Agents  Biological Agents  Explosive Devices  Radiological Agents Source: FBI
  7. 7.   Includes biotoxins, nerve agents, blister agents, caustic or corrosive substances, organic solvents, choking agents, metallic poisons, incapacitating agents, etc. Suspicious envelopes containing ricin have been mailed to Public officials • Can be in the form of a powder, a mist, a pellet, or it can be dissolved in water or weak acid • Death from ricin poisoning may take place within 36 to 72 hours of exposure, depending on route of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, or injection) and dose received Source: WVEC.com
  8. 8.  Cause illness, disease, and death • Anthrax • Small Pox • Virus • Bacteria • Rickettsiae  Making biological weapons is a complicated process Source: expats.com
  9. 9.  Homemade devices designed to cause death or injury that have: • • • • •  A switch/trigger An initiator (fuse) Main charge (explosive fill) A power source A container Use explosives alone or in combination with toxic chemicals, biological toxins, or radiological materials Source: globalsecurity.org
  10. 10. Dirty Bombs or radiological dispersal devices (RDD), are conventional explosives packaged with radioactive materials  Injures or kills via the initial blast of the conventional explosives, and by airborne radiation  Easily constructed  Source: SpaceWar.com
  11. 11.  Unattended packages can be found anywhere • Mail Rooms • Public buildings such as • • • • libraries, churches, malls, and schools Government facilities Near ventilation systems Mass transit systems Outside / public events Source: Menupix.com
  12. 12. Mail rooms face the biggest threat  Protective Measures  • Employ professional security • • • • personnel Have security personnel greet all employees and visitors and examine their personal belongings Restrict access to the facility to authorized users only Keep detailed logs of visitor arrivals and departures Install an intrusion detection system Source: newpaltz.edu
  13. 13. Do  Isolate package immediately  Place package or envelope on stable surface  WASH hands with soap and water  Alert others  Turn off fans or equipment that circulates air  Evacuate / secure the area  Notify appropriate persons or authorities
  14. 14. Don’t  Use radios or cellular phones near the package  Look closely at it  Touch it  Carry it  Shake it  Open it  Empty it  Taste it  Smell it  Show it to others
  15. 15.            "Al Qaeda Actively Seeking Dirty Bombs: Documents." Spacewar.com. SpaceDaily, 2 Feb. 2011. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Al_Qaeda_actively_seeking_dirty_bombs_documents_999.html>. Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit. "The Curse of the White Powder: How Fake Bioterrorism Attacks Became a Real Problem." Slate Magazine. The Slate Group, 30 Jan. 2012. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/01/white_powder_hoaxes_a_trend_in_fake_terroris m_.html>. "Biological Threats and Bio - Terrorism." Biological Threats and Bio - Terrorism. N.p., 22 Feb. 2012. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://cjc.delaware.gov/terrorism/bio.shtml>. "Campus Security & Emergency Management." Campus Security & Emergency Management. N.p., 7 Nov. 2011. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.hawaii.edu/security/archives_files/category-uh-alerts.html>. Canada. National Security Directorate. Suspicious Package Response Planning Guide. By So Licito R General Canada. N.p.: n.p., 2003. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.dps.mo.gov/homelandsecurity/safeschools/documents/Canadian%20Suspicious%20Package%20Guide. pdf>. "Capitol Hill Area." Capitol Hill Restaurants and Food. MenuPix, LLC, n.d. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.menupix.com/dc/a/504/Capitol-Hill-restaurants>. "Charges Dropped against Man in Ricin Letters Case." Wvec.com. WVEC Television, Inc., 23 Apr. 2013. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.wvec.com/news/Charges-dropped-against-man-in-ricin-letters-case-204366691.html>. "Chemical Categories." CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/agentlistchem-category.asp>. "Council on Foreign Relations." Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, 19 Oct. 2006. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.cfr.org/weapons-of-terrorism/dirty-bombs/p9548>. "Department of Safety & Homeland SecurityBill Gibbons, Commissioner." Department of Safety & Homeland Security. Department of Safety, n.d. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.tn.gov/homelandsecurity/id_mail.shtml>. Duffy, Daintry. "Suspicious Packages and Mailroom Security - Handle with Care." CSO. CXO Media Inc, 1 July 2004. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.csoonline.com/article/219412/suspicious-packages-and-mailroom-security-handlewith-care>.
  16. 16.         "Envelope with Suspect Powder Found in Malonne Convent." The Bulletin. The Bulletin, 16 Oct. 2012. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.xpats.com/envelope-suspect-powder-foundmalonne-convent>. "Facts About Ricin." CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/ricin/facts.asp>. "How to Recognize and Handle a Suspicious Package or Envelope." CDC Anthrax. Center for Disease Control and Protection, n.d. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/anthrax/mail/suspiciouspackages.asp>. "Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) / Booby Traps." Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) / Booby Traps. Global Security, n.d. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/ied.htm>. "Mailroom Moved and Mail Backlog Cleared." News Pulse. News Pulse, 9 Sept. 2011. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://newspulse.newpaltz.edu/2011/09/09/mailroom-moved-and-mailbacklog-cleared/>. "Personal Security in the Courts: Additional Threats in the Workplace." Personal Security in the Courts: Additional Threats in the Workplace. Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Courts, 2003. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www2.courtinfo.ca.gov/protem/courses/ct/personal_security/21_threats.htm>. "Protect Your Workplace from Suspicious Packages." FBI. FBI, Sept. 2006. Web. 26 May 2013. <http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2006/september>. United States. Homeland Security. Department of Homeland Security. Best Practices for Safe Mail Handling. By Interagency Security Committee. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2013.

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