Hygiene: Hazardous materials

Control Measure Knowledge

Because of the much greater risk of personnel encountering dangerous substances at hazardous materials incidents, normal hygiene and welfare procedures should be enhanced. The primary objective is to prevent accidental ingestion of hazardous materials. Any designated hygiene area should:

  • Have hygiene procedures that are monitored by supervisory personnel to ensure effective hand washing, etc.
  • Be free from contamination and the risk of cross-contamination
  • Be provided with copious supplies of drinking water
  • Have supervisory personnel to monitor the recovery of wearers who have carried out hard work in chemical protective clothing (CPC)

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