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DOE-EM-STD-5503-94
Maximum Measures for Level B 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. Segregation at the drop reduces the
probability of cross-contamination. During hot weather operations, cool-down
stations may be set up within this area.
Scrub outer boot covers and gloves with decon solution or detergent and
Boot Cover and Glove
Station 2:
Wash
water.
Station 3:
Boot Cover and Glove
Rinse off decon solution from Station 2 using copious amounts of water.
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 Safety Boot
Wash chemical-resistant splash suit, SCBA, gloves, and safety boots. Scrub
with long-handle scrub brush and decon solution. Wrap SCBA regulator (if
Wash
belt mounted type) with plastic to keep out water. Wash backpack assembly
with sponges or cloths.
Station 8:
Rinse off decon solution using copious amounts of water.
Suit, SCBA, Boot, and
Glove Rinse
Station 9:
Tank Change
If worker leaves exclusion zone to change air tank, this is the last step in the
decontamination procedure. Worker's air tank is exchanged, new outer glove
and boot covers are donned, joints are taped, and worker returns to duty.
Station 10:
Safety Boot Removal
Remove safety boots and deposit in container with plastic liner.
Station 11:
SCBA Backpack
While still wearing facepiece, remove backpack and place on table.
Removal
Disconnect hose from regulator valve.
Station 12:
With assistance of helper, remove splash suit. Deposit in container with plastic
Splash Suit Removal
liner.
Station 13:
Inner Glove Wash
Wash inner gloves with decon solution.
Inner Glove Rinse
Rinse inner gloves with water.
Station 14:
Remove face piece. Deposit in container with plastic liner. Avoid touching
Face Piece Removal
Station 15:
face with fingers.
Inner Glove Removal
Remove inner gloves and deposit in container with liner.
Station 16:
Remove inner clothing. Place in container with liner. Do not wear inner
Inner Clothing
Station 17:
clothing off-site since there is a possibility that small amounts of contaminants
Removal
may have been transferred in removing the fully-encapsulating suit.
Shower if highly toxic, skin-corrosive or skin-absorbable materials are known
Station 18:
Field Wash
or suspected to be present. Wash hands and face if shower is not available.
Put on clean clothes.
Redress
Station 19:
F-8


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