Decontamination. Instructional Goal understand the purpose and principles of decon see the potential for work-related exposure during decon demonstrate decon principle is the field. Decontamination is . . .
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process of removing or neutralizing contaminants that have accumulated on personnel and equipment
Minimize contact with waste
Maximize Worker Protection
Fasten all fasteners
Seal all gaps
Is the decon method effective for the specific substances present?
Does the method itself pose any health or safety hazards?
All equipment and materials used for decontamination must be decontaminated or disposed of properly
Decon workers stationed closest to the Exclusion Zone need more PPE than decon workers stationed near the Support Zone
1) Equipment Drop
2) Gross Decon - wash / rinse boots & gloves
3) Air Tank Change
4) Boots, gloves, & outer garment off
5) SCBA Facepiece Removal
6) Field Wash
Get full air tank
Leave SCBA facepiece on
peel CPC off
and into bag
Tub with washwater
much as possible!