Minimum Measures for Level A Decontamination
Deposit equipment used on-site (tools, sampling devices and containers,
monitoring instruments, radios, clipboards, etc.) on plastic drop cloths.
During hot weather operations, cool-down stations may be set up within this
Outer Garment, Boots,
Scrub outer boots, outer gloves and fully-encapsulating suit with decon
and Gloves Wash and
solution or detergent and water. Rinse off using copious amounts of water.
Remove outer boots and gloves. Deposit in container with plastic liner.
Outer Boot and Glove
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 gloves
and boot covers are donned, joints are taped, and worker returns to duty.
Boot, Gloves, and
Boots, fully-encapsulating suit, and inner gloves are removed and deposited in
separate containers lined with plastic.
SCBA backpack and facepieces are removed (avoid touching face with
fingers). SCBA is deposited on plastic sheets.
Hands and face are thoroughly washed. Shower as soon as possible.