Biohazard Detection System

We’re keeping employees, customers and the mail safe.

The Postal Service established its Biohazard Detection System (BDS) program in response to the 2001 anthrax attacks on the mail. BDS units were installed in mail processing plants nationwide. BDS uses automated air sampling to provide early detection of the presence of anthrax spores in mail processing facilities.

Using the BDS program, USPS is able to act quickly to protect employees, customers and the mail.

And that’s smart safety!

For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.