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031-503-1013 (SL1) - Decontaminate Yourself and Individual Equipment Using Chemical Decontaminating Kits

Standards: Decontaminate yourself and your individual equipment using chemical decontaminating kits. Start the steps to decontaminate your skin and eyes within 1 minute after you found they were contaminated. Decontaminate all exposed skin and your eyes as necessary before chemical agent symptoms occur. Decontaminate all personal equipment for liquid contamination after decontaminating your skin, face, and eyes.

Conditions: You are at mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) 2 given the assigned protective mask, protective gloves, a full canteen of water, a poncho, load-bearing equipment (LBE), assigned decontaminating kit(s), and applicable technical manuals (TMs).  Your skin is contaminated or has been exposed to chemical agents, or you have passed through a chemically contaminated area.

Standards: Decontaminate yourself and your individual equipment using chemical decontaminating kits. Start the steps to decontaminate your skin and eyes within 1 minute after you found they were contaminated. Decontaminate all exposed skin and your eyes as necessary before chemical agent symptoms occur. Decontaminate all personal equipment for liquid contamination after decontaminating your skin, face, and eyes.

Performance Steps

1.   Assume MOPP3.

2.   Decontaminate your skin using the M291 decontaminating kit according to TM 3-4230-229-10. 

DANGER:   Death or injury may result if you breathe toxic agents while decontaminating your face.  If you need to breathe before you finish, reseal your mask, clear it, check it, get your breath, and then resume the decontaminating procedure.

CAUTION: The M291 decontaminating kit is for external use only.  Keep decontaminating powder out of your eyes, cuts, and wounds.  The decontaminating powder may slightly irritate your skin or eyes. Use water to wash the toxic agent out of your eyes, cuts, or wounds.

Note. After decontamination with water, cover exposed cuts or wounds with appropriate first aid wrap or bandages before handling the decontaminating package.

CAUTION: Keep the decontaminating powder out of your eyes, cuts, and wounds.  Do not handle or hold leaking packets above your head, touch or rub your eyes with anything that has been in contact with the decontaminating powder, or touch your lips or the inside of your mouth with anything that has been in contact with the decontaminating powder

CAUTION: Do not attempt to decontaminate a loaded weapon.  Always unload, clear, and place weapons on safe before starting decontaminating procedures.

CAUTION: Immediate decontaminating techniques remove only the liquid hazard.  Certain items may still present a vapor hazard.  See your supervisor for unmasking procedures.

a. Decontaminate your hands, your face, and the inside of your mask.

b. Assume MOPP4.

c. Remove the decontaminating powder with soap and water when operational conditions permit.

3.   Decontaminate your individual equipment using the M295 decontaminating kit according to TM 3-4230-235-10. 

a. Use the first mitt to decontaminate your gloves, the exposed areas of your mask and hood, your weapon, and your helmet.

b. Use the second mitt to decontaminate your LBE and accessories, your mask carrier, your overboots, and your gloves again.

c. Remove the decontaminating powder when operational conditions permit.

4.   Dispose of hazardous waste materials.

a. Dispose of uncontaminated hazardous waste materials.

(1)  Dispose of expended or unserviceable materials according to federal, state, and local laws; military regulations and publications; host nation laws (if more restrictive than United States [U.S.] laws); and local standing operating procedures (SOPs).

(2)  Place used decontaminating materials in a sealed plastic bag, and label it with the contents (as a minimum).  Give the bag to your supervisor.

b. Dispose of contaminated hazardous waste materials. Inform your supervisor of the status of contaminated hazardous waste.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup:  A good time to evaluate this task is while in a field environment.  Gather materials for disposal of hazardous waste according to federal, state, and local rules and regulations.

Brief Soldier:  Tell the soldier what body parts and equipment are contaminated.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Assumed MOPP3.

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2.   Decontaminated his skin using the M291 decontaminating kit.

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3.   Decontaminated his individual equipment using the M295 decontaminating kit.

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4.   Disposed of hazardous waste materials. Complied with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed.  Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier fails any performance measure, show him what he did wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

FM 3-5

FM 3-4

 

TM 3-4230-229-10

 

 

TM 3-4230-235-10