Personal protective equipment and monitoring devices

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Personal protective equipment and monitoring devices for maritime chemical emergencies (REMPEC, 2003)

The document gives background information on various aspects to consider in the acquisition of personal protection equipment and provides those in charge of response operations with the necessary information for the selection of the appropriate equipment in relation to the conditions and hazards encountered in a hazardous material spilled. It deals with the following topics:

  • the routes of exposure of response personnel to hazardous substances;
  • a description of personal protective equipment;
  • personal portable monitoring devices for chemical spill response;
  • spill protection levels and the associated protective equipment required;
  • the requirements for entry into enclosed spaces;
  • decontamination procedures