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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.

2.   Decontaminated his skin using the M291
decontaminating kit.

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

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

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