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Emergency Response Information


Current Threat Level


Suspicious Mail

UNH receives all types of packages and letters each day. If you encounter a suspicious package or letter, your best protection is your knowledge of the types of mail you normally handle and using prudent mail handling practices. Suspicious letters or packages should be immediately reported to the UNH Police Department by calling 911.

Be alert: Be aware of letters or packages that have any kind of suspicious traits. Suspicious traits include, but are not limited to:

- Handwritten or poorly typed addresses;
- Incorrect or non-existent departments or position titles;
- Misspelling of common words;
- Oily stains, discolorations or strange odors;
- Unusual or unverifiable return addresses; or
- Excessive postage.

Prudent mail handling practice include:

- Make sure cuts, scrapes and rashes are adequately bandaged or covered.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Do not eat, drink or store food in mail handling areas.

If you identify a suspicious package or letter:

- Avoid further handling.
- Evacuate and close the door.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Call the University Police Department at 911 and wait for their arrival.

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) has developed the UNH Mail Handling Training. This training is available in the Environmental Health and Safety Training organization in Blackboard. Please contact OEHS at 862-4041 if you would like to be registered for this training.