Safety & Security Compliance Training

The following courses will be presented at MAILCOM Las Vegas:


K9 and Technology in Mail and Cargo Screening

This workshop will center on the capabilities and uses of odor detection canines and countermeasure technology in the mail and cargo screening arena. We will discuss the selection of dogs, training, the science of odor detection, and K9 team usage. We will review several significant screening threats, and how those threats can be mitigated with the introduction of screening procedures and technology.

Monday, September 16, 2019 – Round Two, 3:30-4:30pm


Failure to Communicate: A Case Study on the 2018 Letter Bombs

Over a two-week period in the fall of 2018 politicians and political activist received what were perceived to be improvised explosive devices through the mail. This case study will examine in detail, how and why these devices, despite obvious warning signs, were allowed to enter and be transmitted though the USPS system. We discuss the lessons learned and how threat awareness training and proper internal visual screening protocols can prevent such items from entering your organization’s mail stream. This timely topic will discuss how the use of screening and threat awareness tools, available to all mail operations; can mitigate the risk associated with mail borne threats.

Monday, September 16, 2019 – Round Three, 4:45-5:45pm


Who Protects Your Mail?

In this session you learn about security issues and how to respond. These include risks associated with your mailing operation such as internal theft, protecting sensitive data and identifying dangerous mail. Join US Postal Inspectors as they share proven response plans for mail bombs, hazardous materials and biological attacks.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Round Four, 10:15-11:15am


Security 2019 Issues & Answers, Ask the Experts!

Over two decades ago, MAILCOM was at the forefront in offering Safety & Security educational sessions as part of the general educational program and designated certificate track. Leading industry experts have been gathered for this presentation specifically for MAILCOM. Moderated by Lance Humphries, Managing Director, come learn from leading industry security experts who will share the challenges and changes in safety and security over the past decade and what can be expected for the future. The discussion will focus on the things you can do to protect your company, employees and customers from the ever-present threats that are not only in your operations and company but also in your everyday life.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Workshop, 11:30-12:30 pm


Developing Mail/Parcel Handling, Screening, and Threat Response Protocols

The development and implementation of carefully defined internal mail handling and visual screening protocols is key to preventing the introduction of letters or packages containing identifiable threats to the internal mail stream. This lecture will cover the basic steps needed to develop mail handling protocols including workflow design, the integration of visual screening techniques, and development of coordinated threat specific response protocols.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Round Five, 2:45-3:45pm


Explosive Trace Detection Technologies: First Line in Protection

This session will introduce the participants to an alternate and very popular source of threat detection — Explosive Trace Detection, or ETD. Upon conclusion of the presentation, the participants will have a better understanding of: * Trace Detection * ETD Detectors and Components * Sampling Fundamentals * Calibration and Verification * Maintenance Requirements * ETD Supervisor and Admin Functions * Consumable Ordering.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – Workshop, 10:50-11:50 am


Breaking Bad: How the USPS & Commercial Carriers Receive/Transport Deadly Materials

The session will address the increased use of USPS and commercial carriers to transport drugs from overseas markets into the United States and how its use impacts internal mail handling and visual screening operations and safety precautions. We will discuss the increased need for mail handlers to use personal protective equipment and for enhanced visual screening protocols and training. Attendees will participate in active discussions on the topics of visual screening, the use of PPE, and how proper training is the most effective tool in the mail security arsenal.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – Round Nine, 1:30-2:30 pm