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NOTE: The proper use of protective clothing requires that all openings be closed and that garments fit snugly about the neck, wrists, and ankles. Accordingly, tape the wrist and ankle junctions, as well as the collar opening on the outer disposable coveralls to prevent contamination of skin and underclothing without restricting physical movement. Employees shall not wear personal clothing under the coveralls. (2) Establish decontamination areas adjacent and connected to the regulated area, for Class I work (as defined in the glossary) involving more than 25 linear or 10 square feet of TSI or surfacing ACM or presumed asbestos containing material (PACM). Decontamination areas shall consist of an equipment room, shower area, and clean room in series. Use a remote shower and clean room where it is not feasible to locate the shower
OPNAVINST 5100.23G 30 Dec 05 17-6 between the equipment room and the clean room, where the work is performed outdoors, or when the work takes place on board a ship. When using remote facilities, employees shall remove contamination from their work suits with a HEPA vacuum and don clean suits in the equipment room. Employees shall then proceed to a remote shower and clean room to complete the decontamination process. (3) Establish decontamination areas adjacent to the regulated area for Class I work involving less than 25 linear or 10 square feet of TSI or surfacing ACM or PACM and for Class II and Class III asbestos work operations where exposures exceed the PEL, or where no negative exposure assessment has been produced. The decontamination area shall consist of an equipment room or area that is covered by an impermeable drop cloth on the floor/deck or horizontal working surface. This area shall be of sufficient size that equipment can be cleaned and personnel may remove their protective equipment without spreading contamination beyond the area. Employees shall proceed to a shower and clean room that may be remote from the regulated area. (4) Activities shall launder asbestos-contaminated clothing to prevent release of airborne asbestos fibers in excess of the PEL. Contracts governing the laundering of asbestos-contaminated clothing shall specifically require that contractors comply with the precautions specified in references 17-1 through 17-3 as applicable. Contracts shall include specific notice of the asbestos-related hazards and require that the contractor notify his/her personnel of the associated hazards. Seal asbestos-contaminated clothing in impermeable bags and transport in containers that have the required warning labels. e. Respiratory Protection(1) General Guidance (a) Employ engineering control measures and work practices to control and contain airborne asbestos fibers to the lowest feasible level. Do not achieve compliance with the PEL by employee rotation. Do not achieve compliance with the PEL by the use of respirators alone except under the following conditions: 1. During the time period necessary to commence engineering control measures 2.
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