Personal Protective Equipment

After field works have been concluded an exit protocol of the study area has to be followed and PPE has to be managed properly. Contaminated protective clothing will be taken off, safety boots will be cleaned with pressurized water and protective gloves will be thrown away into a hermetic rubbish bin. Generally dirty and potentially contaminated PPE will be kept temporarily in the rubbish bin. Shoes face masks and protective overalls will be kept in the dressing room. Overalls can be reused if it has not previously come into contact with the contaminant or if they are not broken. Once the correspondent rubbish bin is full, dirty PPE will be managed appropriately depositing it in an in situ security cell, into an authorized hazardous waste treatment plant, or placing it in a refuse dumpster.

Download figure showing a general procedure of IDW management

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