Emergency exposure procedures

Control Measure Knowledge

No matter how diligent responders are, it is always possible that personnel will inadvertently be exposed to a hazardous material. This may be because of a deliberate act or an event where there were simply no indications of a release. It could also be because personnel took a calculated risk for some non-life-threatening exposure to save life or prevent the catastrophic escalation of an incident. For these reasons, all responders need to be trained in an emergency exposure procedure. This is a safe system of work that will quickly:

  • Remove them from the hazard area
  • Remove their personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Remove the contaminant
  • Get them medical assistance if required

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions