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Asbestos NESHAP Inspection and Safety Procedures Workshop Section 12 Protective Clothing October 2008.

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1 Asbestos NESHAP Inspection and Safety Procedures Workshop Section 12 Protective Clothing October 2008

2 2 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR BUILDING INSPECTIONS Purpose: Keep Off Gross Contamination from Suspect ACM/Debris Purpose: Keep Off Gross Contamination from Suspect ACM/Debris May be Necessary: Crawl Spaces, Mechanical Rooms, Significantly Damaged May be Necessary: Crawl Spaces, Mechanical Rooms, Significantly Damaged e.g., Disposable Coveralls Over Street Clothes e.g., Disposable Coveralls Over Street Clothes Exercise Care: Isolation, Decontamination, Disposal Exercise Care: Isolation, Decontamination, Disposal

3 3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Respirator Respirator Safety Glasses Safety Glasses Disposable Clothing Disposable Clothing Others Others Hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes and hard hats as neededHearing protection, gloves, safety shoes and hard hats as needed Always be sure to know what is required on the site where youre working Always be sure to know what is required on the site where youre working Commercial/industrial sites have very specific safety requirements Commercial/industrial sites have very specific safety requirements

4 4 Examples of Typical Coveralls Tyvek® Coverall Non-breathable fabric Kleenguard® Coverall Breathable fabric Notice Attached Foot and Head covers Breathable fabrics reduce heat stress; Tyvek better for chemical protection

5 5 Protective Clothing Non-breathable fabrics such as Tyvek® are very useful for splash protection when working with chemicals…but they are extremely hot to wear in the warm weather months increasing worker heat stress. Non-breathable fabrics such as Tyvek® are very useful for splash protection when working with chemicals…but they are extremely hot to wear in the warm weather months increasing worker heat stress. Breathable fabrics such as Kleenguard® feel more like natural fabric to the skin and feel cooler to the wearer Breathable fabrics such as Kleenguard® feel more like natural fabric to the skin and feel cooler to the wearer Because of the heat stress issue it is recommended that breathable fabrics be chosen provided that chemical protection is not necessary Because of the heat stress issue it is recommended that breathable fabrics be chosen provided that chemical protection is not necessary

6 6 Protective Clothing Protective clothing does not include street clothing!! Protective clothing does not include street clothing!! This means when entering an asbestos containment: No T-shirts, blue jeans, socks or undergarments This means when entering an asbestos containment: No T-shirts, blue jeans, socks or undergarments It is best to provide either disposable undergarments (such as Tyvek etc.) or nylon swim trunks It is best to provide either disposable undergarments (such as Tyvek etc.) or nylon swim trunks Nylon swim trunks can be easily cleaned off while showeringNylon swim trunks can be easily cleaned off while showering

7 7 Protective Clothing Disposable protective garments do not keep you asbestos free. It is to keep gross debris off the body and not transported out of the work area Disposable protective garments do not keep you asbestos free. It is to keep gross debris off the body and not transported out of the work area Even when you seal closures (neck, wrists) with tape, there is no guarantee that asbestos will not get on the clothing underneath Even when you seal closures (neck, wrists) with tape, there is no guarantee that asbestos will not get on the clothing underneath Any street clothing that is worn into an asbestos work can become contaminated Any street clothing that is worn into an asbestos work can become contaminated For demo sites or other non-contained inspection areas; often 2 protective garments are worn over minimized street clothing For demo sites or other non-contained inspection areas; often 2 protective garments are worn over minimized street clothing

8 8 Protective Clothing Other items include Other items include Gloves; cotton is sufficient unless there are cutting, puncture or abrasion hazards to the hands – then leather palm-type gloves or Kevlar would be requiredGloves; cotton is sufficient unless there are cutting, puncture or abrasion hazards to the hands – then leather palm-type gloves or Kevlar would be required Rubber gloves are only recommended when there are chemical hazards; make sure they are the correct type for the chemical present Rubber gloves are only recommended when there are chemical hazards; make sure they are the correct type for the chemical present Boots; most contractors use inexpensive rubber boots over the suit foot coverings. They can be cleaned and reused between jobs. Steel toes as required!Boots; most contractors use inexpensive rubber boots over the suit foot coverings. They can be cleaned and reused between jobs. Steel toes as required! Hardhats as required by OSHA for hazards from falling objectsHardhats as required by OSHA for hazards from falling objects

9 9 Protective Clothing Simple Cotton Work Gloves Work In Many Situations And Are Inexpensive. Grip-type Cotton Gloves Add Safety Leather Palm Gloves For Puncture & Abrasion Protection Kevlar Gloves For Slice/Cut Protection

10 10 Protective Clothing Basic Rubber Or PVC Boots Are Economical And Can Be Reused After Cleaning The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, and where such employee's feet are exposed to electrical hazards Rubber Boots With Steel Toes And Shanks Are An OSHA And Often A Client Safety Requirement

11 11 Decontamination Units - Plan View Clean RoomShower Equipment Room (Dirty Room) Load Out Room Wash Down Room Air Flow Work Area Shower Water Filtration Unit Worker Decon Unit Waste Load Out Unit For waste bags etc. - NOT workers Orange denotes contaminated area Airlock 3-5 Airlock 3-5 Poly Door Flaps

12 12 Protective Clothing Putting Protective Clothing On Putting Protective Clothing On All street clothes are removed and stored in a clean area (often decon clean room).All street clothes are removed and stored in a clean area (often decon clean room). Be sure to leave all valuables in a locked location (your car!)…this includes wallets, rings, watches or other jewelry. Jewelry items can become contaminated! Be sure to leave all valuables in a locked location (your car!)…this includes wallets, rings, watches or other jewelry. Jewelry items can become contaminated! Nylon swim suit is put onNylon swim suit is put on Disposable coveralls are put onDisposable coveralls are put on Ankles are taped as needed to reduce chances of trippingAnkles are taped as needed to reduce chances of tripping If sleeve ends are loose, tape these to assist in minimizing body contaminationIf sleeve ends are loose, tape these to assist in minimizing body contamination

13 13 Protective Clothing Tape Ankles to Prevent Tripping Tape On Crotch Area Helps Prevent Tearing, Tape on Sleeves Keeps Gross Debris Out Of The Suit When Working

14 14 Protective Clothing Respiratory protection is inspected, put on and +/- fit checked Respiratory protection is inspected, put on and +/- fit checked Hood is put OVER the respirator straps Hood is put OVER the respirator straps Worker passes through the airlocks and shower into the equipment room where reusable foot coverings, hard hats etc. are put on Worker passes through the airlocks and shower into the equipment room where reusable foot coverings, hard hats etc. are put on Gloves; new, clean gloves are put on in the clean room…previously used contaminated gloves are put on in the equipment room Gloves; new, clean gloves are put on in the clean room…previously used contaminated gloves are put on in the equipment room

15 15 Protective Clothing Once in the contaminated work area workers can only leave after fully decontaminating except in extreme emergencies (injuries, fire, etc.) Once in the contaminated work area workers can only leave after fully decontaminating except in extreme emergencies (injuries, fire, etc.) This means the respirator seal does not get broken until the worker is completely wetted in the shower…this means for bathroom breaks, smoke breaks or any normal reason to leave the work area…ANYONE leaving the work area MUST decontaminate first!! This means the respirator seal does not get broken until the worker is completely wetted in the shower…this means for bathroom breaks, smoke breaks or any normal reason to leave the work area…ANYONE leaving the work area MUST decontaminate first!! This is a must for all Class I work areas!! This is a must for all Class I work areas!!

16 16 Protective Clothing Taking Protective Clothing Off Taking Protective Clothing Off Remove and clean reusable items such as boots and hardhatsRemove and clean reusable items such as boots and hardhats Remove all protective garments and equipment EXCEPT RESPIRATORS in an area outside of the shower (equipment room)Remove all protective garments and equipment EXCEPT RESPIRATORS in an area outside of the shower (equipment room) All contaminated clothing should be placed in a labeled asbestos disposal bag that is taped to the wall or in a drum to prevent trippingAll contaminated clothing should be placed in a labeled asbestos disposal bag that is taped to the wall or in a drum to prevent tripping

17 17 Protective Clothing Used Suits etc. Put In Waste Bag E n t e r S h o w e r W i t h O n l y R e s p i r a t o r & T r u n k s

18 18 Protective Clothing Taking Protective Clothing Off (cont.) Taking Protective Clothing Off (cont.) Proceed to the shower wearing only the respirator (and swim trunks if used)Proceed to the shower wearing only the respirator (and swim trunks if used) Step into water flow and completely wet the head, body and respiratorStep into water flow and completely wet the head, body and respirator After completely wet, the respirator can be removed. Rinse the respirator in the shower flowAfter completely wet, the respirator can be removed. Rinse the respirator in the shower flow Completely shower with body cleansing agentsCompletely shower with body cleansing agents Proceed to the clean room, dry off and redress.Proceed to the clean room, dry off and redress. Clean and inspect the respirator and replace any wet cartridges after drying the respiratorClean and inspect the respirator and replace any wet cartridges after drying the respirator

19 19 Decontamination Demo or non-contained areas If employing a double suit procedure: If employing a double suit procedure: When leaving the contaminated area; proceed to the extent of the contaminated siteWhen leaving the contaminated area; proceed to the extent of the contaminated site If possible use a water mist to moisten the outer suit then carefully remove the outer suit, rolling inwardIf possible use a water mist to moisten the outer suit then carefully remove the outer suit, rolling inward Then step away from the contaminated area; remove the inner suit in the same manner before removing the respiratorThen step away from the contaminated area; remove the inner suit in the same manner before removing the respirator The contaminated garments will need to be disposed of as asbestos waste; if possible by the owner/operator or taken from the site in a sealed bag for later disposalThe contaminated garments will need to be disposed of as asbestos waste; if possible by the owner/operator or taken from the site in a sealed bag for later disposal

20 20 OTHER PROTECTIVE ACTIONS Isolate Area - Time, Distance, Both Isolate Area - Time, Distance, Both Drop Cloths Drop Cloths Spray With Water Spray With Water Clean Up Clean Up Disposal Disposal Small HEPA vacs can be useful!

21 21 THE END Questions?


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