Postal Explorer (pe.usps.com)
always provides the most up-to-date version of the DMM. It’s
fully searchable and features fly-out menus and cross-reference
links for easy navigation. Today we updated our mailing
standards to capture the following changes:
601.10.17 to change the mailing standards and packaging
requirements for Division 6.2 infectious substances. Our revised
standards are based on Department of Transportation, World
Health Organization, and International Civil Aviation
Organization regulations, and we prohibit Category A infectious
substances in the mail.
Other Regulated Medical Waste Containers
601.10.17.6 to change the mailing standards for sharps and
other regulated medical waste containers. Our new standards
promote uniform container testing methods and ensure the
integrity of mailpieces containing sharps and other medical
Packaged in Glass Containers
601.2.3 to allow mailers of nonhazardous liquids in
breakable containers to use packaging certified by the
International Safe Transit Association. The revised standards
provide mailers with more packaging choices while ensuring the
safety of the mail.
Corners for Letter-Size Mailpieces
601.1.2 to authorize "finished" corners for letter-size,
card-type mailpieces made of cardstock. Our revision includes a
new exhibit that mailers can use as a template when designing
We also updated
the index to reflect recent changes to our products and
services. Our comprehensive index can help you find information
by class of mail, type of mailpiece, or other keyword. Each
index entry is fully linked to the DMM text…just click and go.
Our next DMM
update is scheduled for December 7.