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031-503-1042 - Protect Yourself From NBC Injury/Contamination When Changing Mission Oriented Protective Posture Using Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST)

Protect yourself from NBC injury/contamination when changing MOPP using JSLIST. Decontaminate individual gear and equipment without spreading contamination onto the skin or undergarments. Set uncontaminated gear aside on an uncontaminated surface. Change overgarments, overboots, and gloves without spreading contamination to the uncontaminated set of MOPP gear. Change MOPP gear without either yourself or your buddy becoming a casualty

Conditions: You are in mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP)4 with load-bearing equipment (LBE).  Your MOPP gear is contaminated.  Your buddy is in MOPP4 with LBE and is available to assist you with MOPP gear exchange.  You have an uncontaminated set of chemical MOPP gear for yourself and your buddy, and a personal decontamination kit.
1.  For chemical or biological contamination, you have the following:
     a.  Long-handled scrub brushes: 4 per squad.
     b.  Cutting tools: 1 per team.
     c.  M295 individual equipment decontamination kit (IEDK): 1 per soldier.
     d.  Super tropical bleach (STB): 1 - 50 pound container.
     e.  Poncho, canvas, or similar material: 1 per soldier.
     f.  Chemical agent monitor (CAM).
2.  For radiological contamination, you have the following:
     a.  Water.
     b.  Three-gallon pails: 3 per squad.
     c.  Sponges: 2 per squad.
     d.  Paper towels.

 

Standards: Protect yourself from NBC injury/contamination when changing MOPP using JSLIST.  Decontaminate individual gear and equipment without spreading contamination onto the skin or undergarments.  Set uncontaminated gear aside on an uncontaminated surface.  Change overgarments, overboots, and gloves without spreading contamination to the uncontaminated set of MOPP gear.  Change MOPP gear without either yourself or your buddy becoming a casualty.

If the environment is only chemically or biologically contaminated, omit Steps 2 and 4b in the training information outline below.  If the environment is only radiologically contaminated, omit Steps 1 and 4a.  If the environment is both radiologically and chemically contaminated and/or biologically contaminated, perform all steps.

 

Performance Steps

NOTE:  Both soldiers will perform Steps 1 and 2 at the same time.  If, during the technique, it is suspected that contamination has spread onto the skin or undergarments, decontaminate immediately with the available IEDK, then proceed with the MOPP gear exchange.

   1.  Decontaminate individual gear for chemical or biological contamination without assistance.

           a.  Remove and discard the chemical protective helmet cover.

           b.  Cover the gear with STB slurry paste.

           c.  Brush or rub the STB slurry paste into the material.

           d.  Shake the excess off gently.

           e.  Set the gear aside on an uncontaminated surface (such as a poncho, a canvas, or similar material).

   2.  Decontaminate individual gear for radiological contamination without assistance.

           a.  Brush, wipe, or shake off the dust for radiological contamination from the individual gear.

           b.  Wash the equipment with warm, soapy water (if available).

           c.  Set the equipment aside to dry on an uncontaminated surface.

   3.  Prepare for decontamination.

           a.  Buddy:  Remove the M9 paper; untie the bow in the coat retention cord, if tied; unfasten the webbing strip snap at the bottom front of the coat; and release the waistcoat retention cord loop.

           b.  Buddy: Loosen the bottom of the coat by pulling the material away from the body.

           c.  Feel for the suspender snap couplers on the outside of the coat, and release the snap couplers.

           d.  Unfasten the hook and pile fasteners at the wrist and ankles, and refasten loosely.

           e.  Unfasten the two strap and buckle fasteners on the multipurpose overboots (MULO), and unfasten or cut the fasteners on the black vinyl overboots (BVO), or untie/cut the laces on the chemical protective overboots.

   4.  Decontaminate the mask and hood.

           a.  Chemical and biological contamination.

                 (1)  The buddy uses M295 to decontaminate the exposed parts of the mask, instructing the soldier to put two fingers on the voicemitter to avoid breaking the seal.

                 (2)  The buddy starts at the eye lens outserts, and wipes all exposed parts of the mask.

                 (3)  The buddy wipes the front edge of the hood including the barrel locks and fasteners under your chin.

                 (4)  The buddy decontaminates his gloves in preparation to release the hood seal.

           b.  Radiological contamination.

                 (1)  The buddy wipes your mask with warm, soapy water.

NOTE:  Cool, soapy water is not as effective for removing contamination, but can be used if the material is scrubbed longer.

                 (2)  The buddy rinses your mask with a sponge dipped in clean water.

                 (3)  The buddy dries your mask with paper towels or rags.

                 (4)  The buddy decontaminates his gloves in preparation to release the hood seal.

   5.  Doff the chemical protective coat.

           a.  The buddy unties the draw cord, if tied; presses the barrel lock release; and unsnaps the barrel locks.

NOTE:  If the buddy has difficulty grasping the barrel locks, use the draw cord to pull the locks away from the mask, allowing the buddy to grasp and unfasten the locks without touching the hood's interior.

           b.  The buddy unfastens the front closure flap and slides the fastener from the chin to the bottom of the coat.

           c.  The buddy has the soldier turn around, grasps the hood, and rolls it inside out, pulling the hood off the soldier's head.

           d.  The buddy grasps the coat at the shoulders and instructs the soldier to make a fist to prevent the chemical protective gloves from coming off.

           e.  The buddy pulls the coat down and away from the soldier ensuring that the black part of the coat is not touched.

NOTE:  If there is difficulty removing the coat in this manner, pull one arm off at a time.

            f.  The buddy lays the coat on the ground, black side up.

CAUTION:  BOTH SOLDIERS MUST TAKE CARE TO AVOID CONTAMINATING THE INSIDE SURFACE OF THE COAT.

NOTE:  The soldier will use the coat later as an uncontaminated surface to stand on during the donning procedures.

   6.  Doff the chemical protective trousers.

           a.  Unfasten the hook-and-pile fastener tapes at the waistband, unfasten the two front closure snaps, and open the fly slide fastener on the front of the trousers.

           b.  Buddy:  Grasp the trousers at the hips, and pull them down to the knees.

           c.  Buddy:  Have the soldier lift one leg with foot pointed down, and with you hand on each side, pull the trousers in an alternating motion until the soldier can step out of the trouser leg.  Repeat the process for the other leg.

           d.  Discard the trousers away from the clean area.

CAUTION:  BOTH SOLDIERS MUST TAKE CARE TO AVOID CONTAMINATING THEIR CLOTHING AND SKIN.

   7.  Doff the chemical protective overboots.

           a.  Buddy:  Remove the chemical protective overboots while the soldier is standing with arms up, shoulder high, to avoid contaminating clothing or skin.

NOTE:  The soldier may put a hand on the buddy for balance, but must then decontaminate the gloves.

           b.  Stand next to the coat spread on ground.

           c.  Remove one overboot by stepping on a heal with one foot while pulling the other foot upward.

           d.  Buddy:  Pull off the soldier's overboots one foot at a time.

           e.  Step on the coat spread on the ground as each foot is withdrawn from the overboot.

            f.  Discard the overboots away from the clean area.

CAUTION:  THE BUDDY MUST TAKE CARE TO AVOID TOUCHING THE SOLDIER'S COMBAT BOOTS.  THE SOLDIER MUST TAKE CARE TO AVOID LETTING THE COMBAT BOOTS TOUCH THE GROUND.

   8.  Doff the chemical protective gloves/liners.

           a.  Hold the fingertips of the gloves, and partially slide the hand out.

           b.  Hold arms away from your body when both hands are free.  Let the gloves drop off and away from the black side of coat.

           c.  Remove the protective glove inserts.

           d.  Buddy:  Discard the soldier's chemical protective gloves and inserts away from the clean area.

CAUTION:  BOTH SOLDIERS MUST TAKE CARE TO AVOID LETTING THE GLOVES MAKE CONTACT WITH THE COAT THAT IS SPREAD ON THE GROUND.

   9.  Don the chemical protective trousers.

           a.  Buddy:  Open the package containing the new trousers, but do not touch the inside of the package.

           b.  Stand on the uncontaminated surface.  Reach into the package, and remove the trousers without touching the outside of the package.

           c.  Put on the trousers, close the slide fastener, and fasten the two fly opening snaps.  Pull the suspenders over the shoulders, and fasten the snap couplers.

           d.  Adjust the length of the suspenders to ensure that you have a comfortable fit in the inseam.

           e.  Adjust the hook-and-pile tape at the waistband for a snug fit.

CAUTION:  THE SOLDIER MUST TAKE CARE TO ENSURE THAT THE TROUSERS TOUCH ONLY THE UNCONTAMINATED SURFACE.

  10.  Don the chemical protective coat.

           a.  Buddy:  Open the package containing the new coat, and have the soldier reach in and remove the coat.  Be careful not to touch the outside of the package.

           b.  Don the coat.  Close the slide fastener up as far as the chest, and secure the front closure hook-and-pile fastener tape on the front flap as far as the chest.

           c.  Pull the bottom of the coat down over the trousers. Grasp the loop on the back of the overgarment coat; pull the loop out and away from the overgarment coat; bring the loop forward between the legs, pulling on it so that the bottom of the coat fits snugly over the trousers.

           d.  Place the loop over the webbing strip on the front of the coat, and fasten the strap on the webbing strip to keep the loop in place.  Adjust the retention cord on the coat, if necessary.  Tie any excessive cord in a bow.

CAUTION:  THE SOLDIER MUST TAKE CARE TO ENSURE THAT HIS BODY AND CLOTHING TOUCH ONLY THE INNER SURFACE OF THE COAT.

  11.  Don chemical protective overboots.

           a.  Buddy:  Open the package containing the new overboots, and have the soldier remove the overboots, being careful not to touch the outside of the package.

           b.  Don the overboots over the combat boots. Adjust and secure the strap-and-buckle fasteners.  Pull the trouser legs over the overboots, and secure the two hook-and-pile fastener tapes on each ankle to fit snugly around the overboot.

  12.  Don the chemical protective hood.

           a.  Put the hood on.  Close the front slide fastener on the coat completely, and secure the  hook-and-pile fastener tape on the front flap as far as the top of the slide fastener.

           b.  Place the edge of the hood around the edge of the mask, and secure the hook-and-pile fastener tape on the hood.

WARNING:  THE BARREL LOCK RELEASE BUTTON MUST FACE AWAY FROM THE USER WHEN WORN TO PREVENT THE LOCK FROM UNFASTENING AND POSSIBLY EXPOSING THE USER TO CONTAMINATION.

           c.  Pull the draw cord tight around the edge of the mask, snap the barrel locks together, squeeze both ends of the lock while pulling the draw cord, and slide the barrel lock up under the chin to keep the cord in place.

           d.  Buddy:  Inspect the hood and mask to ensure that the hood is positioned properly, the skin is not exposed, and any excessive draw cord is tied in a bow, without touching the soldier.

           e.  Adjust as directed.

NOTE:  If buddy assistance is required for proper adjustment, the buddy decontaminates his/her gloves before touching the soldier's hood or mask.

  13.  Don the chemical protective gloves/liners.

           a.  Buddy:  Open the package containing the new chemical protective gloves and liners.  The soldier removes the gloves and liners, being careful not to touch the outside of the package.

           b.  Don the liners and gloves, pull the cuffs of the coat over the chemical protective gloves, and fasten the hook-and-pile tapes on each coat sleeve.

           c.  Put on M9 chemical agent detection paper as required by the standing operating procedure (SOP).

  14.  Reverse roles with the buddy, and repeat Steps 3 through 13.

  15.  Secure individual gear.

           a.  Place a new chemical protective helmet cover on the helmet, if a personnel armor system ground troop (PASGT) helmet is used.

           b.  Use the buddy system to check the fit of all gear.

 

References

 

Required

Related

 

FM 3-11.4

FM 3-3

 

 

FM 3-5

 

 

FM 4-25.11

 

 

FM 8-285