DECONTAMINATION

Decontamination refers to a specific HAZMAT contamination and removal, where the purpose of decontamination is to make an individual(s) safe, by physically removing toxic substances quickly and easily within an isolated washing bay or containment. Refer to your local guidelines and organization procedures on decontamination.

For decontamination, only use models CleanSpace Ultra and CleanSpace EX as these are IP Rated 66. For advice on decontamination contact the CleanSpace Service Team. Ensure the CleanSpace cleaning and storage Plug (PAF-0074) is used after the respirator is doffed and the filter removed.

Below is a suggested Decontamination (Donning and Doffing) Process for CleanSpace Respirators.

WHOLE PERSONNEL PROCESS

In industrial and laboratory applications (not first-responder/emergency), where decontamination is standard practice when exiting a contaminated area, the respirators are typically worn throughout the decontamination process.

Below is a suggested Decontamination (Donning and Doffing) Process for CleanSpace Respirators.

Ensure your team are fully trained and familiar with CleanSpace and the decontamination process. We recommend that a Health & Safety Specialist assess the Donning and Doffing process for your site/application prior to training and implementation.

For more information or training, contact the CleanSpace Customer Service Team.

DONNING

DOFFING

After cleaning the power unit, use the CleanSpace cleaning and storage Plug (PAF-0074) to prevent contaminates entering the respirator when not in use.

CHARGING: 0˚C to 35˚C in a dry and protected space

STORAGE: –10°C to +35°C (–4°F to +131°F) at <90% relative humidity. Away from direct sunlight

EACH MONTH: We recommend INSPECTING the respiratory for damage, cracks or missing parts. Please check the mask exhalation valve. If tearing or distortion of the valve, the exhalation valves should be changed.

EVERY 6 – 12 MONTHS: Harness and neck pads should be replaced depending on the level of use, every 6-12 months. The masks are made of silicone and resilient to aging and wear and tear. Close inspection of the mask should be conducted at least annually. The Respiratory Protection Standards recommend a fit test annually to confirm the correct fit of the mask

Care should be taken when handling and transporting contaminated equipment.

IMPORTANT: Check your territory’s Guidelines and Regulations for transporting contaminated equipment for your contaminant. This will vary according to the contaminant.

EXAMPLE OF STEPS FOR HANDLING AND TRANSPORT STEPS FOR ASBESTOS OR LEAD CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT

Reference: Australia Act for Contaminated Waste. ALWAYS consult your specific Territory Regulations and Guidelines.

Assessment: Consult a Health and Safety Specialist, the Receiver and the Transport Company on their policies and guidelines for shipping Dangerous Goods. The Receiver of the equipment must be informed prior to packaging and shipping.

Cleaning & Decontamination: Equipment should be cleaned and decontaminated prior to removal from the contaminated zone (see notes above on decontamination). IMPORTANT: Remove used filters and dispose of according to regulatory guidelines. Use protective equipment to handle the contaminated equipment.

Packaging: Following decontamination, the equipment should be first bagged in a clear plastic bag (1) and then double bagged using a 200-micron (um) plastic bag (2).

Shipping: Packaged equipment must be clearly marked Class 9 Dangerous Goods.

Documentation: Please attach to the shipment documents in this email:

  • Shipping Document: 1 copy of the Shipping Consignment Note/Airway Bill (AWB)
  • Commercial Invoice: 4 copies of the invoice/customs documentation (Declaration of Goods)
  • Class 9 (Dangerous Goods) Diamond Symbol: Located visibly on the outside of the package. If Dangerous Goods labels are not available, symbols can be printed and stuck onto the outside of the package.
  • Hazard Material Information (MSDS): Some shipping companies required the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of the hazardous material. A copy of the Asbestos MSDS should be printed and so if the transport company asks for it the customer can supply it.

This information is a guide only and should be reviewed thoroughly by your HSE manager prior to selecting the disinfecting product for your equipment and specific application. Please note CleanSpace has not evaluated the effectiveness of any agents with regard to inactivating biological material on these products. IMPORTANT: Components of respiratory systems may become damaged over time with prolonged or extended use of disinfecting products.