Maximum Measures for Level A Decontamination
Deposit equipment used on-site (tools, sampling devices and containers,
monitoring instruments, radios, clipboards, etc.) on plastic drop cloths or in
different containers with plastic liners. During hot weather operations, a cool-
down station may be set up within this area.
Scrub outer boot covers and gloves with decon solution or detergent/water.
Boot Cover and Glove
Rinse off decon solution from station 2 using copious amounts of water.
Boot Cover and Glove
Remove tape around boots and gloves and deposit in container with plastic
Boot Cover Removal
Remove boot covers and deposit in container with plastic liner.
Outer Glove Removal
Remove outer gloves and deposit in container with plastic liner.
Suit and Boot Wash
Wash encapsulating suit and boots using scrub brush and decon solution or
detergent/water. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Suit and Boot
Rinse off decon solution using water. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If an air tank change is desired, this is the last step in the decontamination
procedure. Air tank is exchanged, new outer gloves and boot covers are
donned, and joints are taped. Worker returns to duty.
Safety Boot Removal
Remove safety boots and deposit in container with plastic liner.
Fully encapsulated suit is removed with assistance of a helper and is laid out
Suit and Hard Hat
on a drop cloth or hung up. Hard hat is removed. Hot weather rest station
may be set up within this area for personnel returning to site.
While still wearing facepiece, remove backpack and place on table.
Disconnect hose from regulator valve and proceed to next station.
Inner Glove Wash
Wash with decon solution that will not harm the skin. Repeat as often as
Inner Glove Rinse
Rinse with water. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Face Piece Removal
Remove face piece. Deposit in container with plastic liner. Avoid touching
face with fingers.
Inner Glove Removal
Remove inner gloves and deposit in container with liner.
Remove clothing and place in lined container. Do not wear inner clothing off-
site since there is a possibility that small amounts of contaminants might have
been transferred in removing the fully-encapsulating suit.
Shower if highly toxic, skin-corrosive or skin-absorbable materials are known
or suspected to be present. Wash hands and face if shower is not available.
Put on clean clothes.