ASTM E2739 - 10

    Standard Specification for Personnel Decontamination System to be Used During a Chemical Event

    Active Standard ASTM E2739 | Developed by Subcommittee: E54.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    Abstract

    This specification is used to standardize the personnel decontamination systems used by the Homeland Defense Community to ensure the system characteristics are matched to the needs of the Homeland Defense Community. These personnel decontamination systems are not to be used for the decontamination for any other surface or material. This specification is based on those issues associated with a chemical event only. It is recognized that personnel decontamination associated with a radiological or a biological event, or both, will be similar, those events have not been considered and issues that may differ with respect to chemical decontamination are outside the scope of this standard specification.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification is used to standardize the personnel decontamination systems used by the Homeland Defense Community to ensure the system characteristics are matched to the Homeland Defense Community needs. These personnel decontamination systems are not intended to be used for the decontamination for any other surface or material.

    1.2 Also, these personnel decontamination systems are intended to be portable and easy to use by the Homeland Defense Community during a chemical event.

    1.3 This specification is based on those issues associated with a chemical event only. It is recognized that personnel decontamination associated with a radiological or a biological event, or both, will be similar, those events have not been considered and issues that may differ with respect to chemical decontamination are outside the scope of this standard specification.

    1.4 Personnel processed through decontamination systems certified under this standard may still require medical treatment because of the chemical exposure.

    1.5 The amount of processing that personnel will be required to undergo while being decontaminated will be specified by the manufacturers operating instructions.

    1.6 Within the U.S. Homeland Defense Community, the familiarity and use of English units currently prevails. Equipment manufactured under this standard for use in the United States should consider English units for control panels, connections, system interfaces, etc. For this standard specification, the English units are provided as standard with the equivalent SI units in paraentheses.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    NFPA Standards

    NFPA70 National Electrical Code

    NIST Standards

    NISTSP-960-12 Stopwatch and Timer Calibrations

    ASTM Standards

    E1799 Practice for Visual Inspections of Photovoltaic Modules

    E2202 Practice for Measurement of Equipment-Generated Continuous Noise for Assessment of Health Hazards

    E2411 Specification for Chemical Warfare Vapor Detector (CWVD)

    E2542 Specification for Portable Water Heaters Used at Personnel Decontamination Stations

    E2543 Specification for Portable Air Heaters Used at Personnel Decontamination Stations and Shelters


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control); 13.340.01 (Protective equipment in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46182400(Decontamination aids and safety cleaning equipment)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2739-10

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