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DOE-EM-STD-5503-94
Maximum Measures for Level A Decontamination
Station 1:
Deposit equipment used on-site (tools, sampling devices and containers,
Segregated
monitoring instruments, radios, clipboards, etc.) on plastic drop cloths or in
Equipment Drop
different containers with plastic liners. During hot weather operations, a cool-
down station may be set up within this area.
Station 2:
Scrub outer boot covers and gloves with decon solution or detergent/water.
Boot Cover and Glove
Wash
Station 3:
Rinse off decon solution from station 2 using copious amounts of water.
Boot Cover and Glove
Rinse
Station 4:
Remove tape around boots and gloves and deposit in container with plastic
Tape Removal
liner.
Station 5:
Boot Cover Removal
Remove boot covers and deposit in container with plastic liner.
Station 6:
Outer Glove Removal
Remove outer gloves and deposit in container with plastic liner.
Station 7:
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
Station 8:
Rinse off decon solution using water. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Station 9:
Tank Change
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
Station 10:
Remove safety boots and deposit in container with plastic liner.
Fully Encapsulating
Station 11:
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.
Removal
Station 12:
SCBA Backpack
While still wearing facepiece, remove backpack and place on table.
Removal
Disconnect hose from regulator valve and proceed to next station.
Station 13:
Inner Glove Wash
Wash with decon solution that will not harm the skin. Repeat as often as
necessary.
Station 14:
Inner Glove Rinse
Rinse with water. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Station 15:
Face Piece Removal
Remove face piece. Deposit in container with plastic liner. Avoid touching
face with fingers.
Station 16:
Inner Glove Removal
Remove inner gloves and deposit in container with liner.
Station 17:
Inner Clothing
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
Removal
been transferred in removing the fully-encapsulating suit.
Station 18:
Shower if highly toxic, skin-corrosive or skin-absorbable materials are known
Field Wash
or suspected to be present. Wash hands and face if shower is not available.
Put on clean clothes.
Station 19:
Redress
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