The HASP should incorporate all of the appropriate contact minimization techniques addressed in
the site-specific decontamination plan.
Once workers reach the decontamination line, they should strictly adhere to proper doffing
procedures. This includes minimizing contact (grabbing, holding, touching, etc.) between
contaminated site workers and decontamination line workers.
10.6. COLLECTION, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
All items (including clothing, equipment, liquids) used in the decontamination procedure that
cannot be completely decontaminated should be considered radioactive, hazardous, or mixed
waste, as appropriate. Clothing and equipment should be collected, treated, stored, and disposed
of based on the type and level of contamination according to applicable Federal, state and local
regulations. Drainage and/or collection systems for contaminated liquids should be established
and approved containers should be used. Wash water should be collected for proper disposal.
Procedures to contain contaminated water or decontamination fluids (i.e., collection of
contaminated runoff, containment of overspray) should be developed and included as part of the
decontamination plan. Waste minimization should be a consideration, secondary only to worker
safety and health protection requirements, when designing the decontamination procedure.
1. 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
2. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 85-115, Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual
for Hazardous Waste Site Activities, Chapter 10 and Appendix B, Section I,
NIOSH/OSHA/USCG/EPA, 1985 (Four-Agency Document).
Projects," June 1992.
4. EPA Publication No. 9285.1-03, Standard Operating Safety Guides, Chapter 9, Office of
Emergency and Remedial Response, USEPA, 1992.
5. EPA 9285.8-01, Health and Safety Plan (HASP) User's Guide, Chapter 9, Office of
Emergency and Remedial Response, USEPA, 1992 (and ERT Health and Safety Plan
Planner, Ver. 3.0C, 1993).
6. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901.
7. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 15 U.S.C. 2601.