Workplace Preparedness

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE/MAIL/DEVICE

Actions

  • Do not touch, move or cover the object.
  • Alert others in the area and evacuate the immediate area.
  • Report the incident to 9-1-1.
  • Get a good description (i.e., size, color, markings, noises made, e.g., ticking); provide exact location (i.e., floor, room number, location in room).
  • Do not use a radio, cell phone or battery operated bullhorn in the area (this may detonate the device).
  • Evacuate the floor or entire building only if instructed to do so by emergency response personnel and follow EMERGENCY EVACUATION procedures.
  • If directions are not given to evacuate the building, control entry to the area until relieved of responsibility or given further instructions from emergency response personnel.