Establishing requirements to qualify for emergency
response duty, including physical, training, and
other types of requirements, as appropriate.
Procedures for briefing personnel on particular
response tasks and hazards that may be
Equipment to monitor hazard exposure.
Allowable exposure limits.
Responsibility for tracking and managing exposure,
including tracking of personnel entry, exit and "stay
time" in access-controlled areas.
Personal protective equipment should meet, at a
minimum, the guidance contained in 29 CFR
1910.156(e) when worn while performing fire
fighting operations beyond the incipient stage for
the incident or site.
Personnel engaged in emergency response and
exposed to hazardous substances presenting an
inhalation hazard or potential inhalation hazard
should wear positive pressure self-contained
breathing apparatus, until the ICS commander
determines it is not necessary.
The Incident Commander should limit the number
of emergency response personnel at the emergency
site, to those who are actively performing
emergency operations. However, operations in
hazardous areas should be performed using the
buddy system in groups of two or more.