c. Personal Protective Clothing and Related Control Facilities (1) Personnel engaged in operations where the concentration of airborne lead particulates is likely to exceed the PEL or where the possibility of skin or eye irritation exists, shall remove clothing worn to and from work and wear the protective clothing provided by the Navy. Employees shall use waterproof clothing when handling wet lead. Protective clothing includes: (a) Full body, one-piece coveralls shall be used. (b) Personnel shall use durable gloves and head covering. Hoods shall extend beyond the collar of the coverall, completely protecting the neck area. (c) Regions/activities shall provide slip-resistant shoe covers or lightweight rubber boots and may also use disposable shoe covers. (d) Regions/activities shall provide face shields, vented goggles, or other appropriate protective equipment for use whenever the possibility of eye hazard exists. NOTE: The proper use of protective clothing requires that employees close all openings and that garments fit snugly about the neck, wrists and ankles. Accordingly, employees shall tape the wrist and ankle junctions, as well as the collar opening on coveralls as necessary, to prevent contamination of skin and underclothing without restricting physical movement. (2) Regions/activities shall provide clean protective clothing at least weekly. Clean protective clothing shall be provided daily when the 8-hour TWA airborne concentration exceeds 200 μ g/m 3 . (3) Regions/activities shall provide change rooms as close as practical to the lead work area(s) for employees who work where the airborne lead exposure is above the PEL (without regard to the use of respirators). They shall maintain change rooms under positive pressure with respect to adjacent lead work areas. They shall post protective clothing removal procedures in the change room and include vacuuming of clothing (before removal and while still wearing a respirator, if one was required for the task) using a HEPA filter vacuum. Removal of lead particles from clothing by blowing or shaking is prohibited. (4) Employees exposed to airborne lead concentrations above the PEL (without regard to respirator use) shall shower at the end of the work shift prior to entering the clean change room. Regions/activities shall provide clean change rooms. Regions/activities shall provide clean change rooms incorporating showers within or adjacent to them for employees who work in areas where their airborne exposure to lead is above the PEL. Change rooms shall have two separate clothing lockers for each employee to prevent contamination of street clothes and to ensure that employees do not leave wearing any clothing or equipment worn during their work shift. Supervisors shall ensure that employees shower at the end of their work shift.
OPNAVINST 5100.23G 30 Dec 05 21-6 (5) Employees shall not take lead contaminated clothing home to be laundered.
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