Initial Survey

1. Identify process areas and jobs where hazardous chemicals are used.

2. Test work surfaces, tools, production equipment controls, chemical storage and transfer areas for chemical contamination and to verify the need for PPE use.

3. Wipe test equipment and surfaces outside regulated areas to where contamination may be transferred.

Observe the Process Flow

4. Check the finished product with a SWYPE™ for verification of a fully cured/reacted component.

5. Check equipment (carts, tools, paperwork, etc.) leaving the regulated areas to verify that these materials are free from contamination.

6. Decontaminate all materials and tools before removing from regulated areas.

7. Mark all tools, carts, etc. that can become re-contaminated during normal use and post the need for special handling using PPE.

Secondary Exposure Sources

8. Observe the flow of people entering and leaving the process areas.

9. Using SWYPEs™, check water fountains, telephones, wash and change rooms, lunch rooms and the QC lab for contamination that may have been transferred via workers' hands, clothing or PPE.

10. Wipe-test office area floors and aisles leading out from regulated areas; check doors, door knobs, office equipment such as copiers, pencils, keyboards, etc. that might be touched by contaminated hands, clothing or PPE.

11. Check and decontaminate all safety glasses, respirator face pieces and other reusable PPE that is worn in the process area. Replace equipment that cannot be thoroughly decontaminated.

12. Design and follow a scheduled detection and decontamination program.

Next: The Ongoing Program