Contaminated Site Administration

Personnel trained on cleaning, washing, disinfection and inspection must
be assigned to a contaminated station/site at all times until premises are declared decontaminated.

The following equipment and materials must be available at the
inspection site as per EPA protocols:

  • motorized pressure washer (> 700 psi [> 48 x 105 Pa])
  • water source (e.g. portable tanks)
  • hand-held sprayers
  • portable sanitary facilities (toilets)
  • approved disinfectant
  • approved aerosol spray for passenger areas in vehicles
  • protective clothing
  • cleaning equipment (e.g. brushes, shovels, scrapers)
  • heavy-duty plastic bags (large and small)
  • items to contain run-off from the washing area (e.g. straw bales, gravel, sand)
  • water heating source (necessary during cold weather)
  • anti-freeze coolant (for use with spraying equipment during cold weather)
  • electrical power generators.

The interior (steering wheel, floor mats, control pedals and door jambs)
should be wiped down with an approved disinfectant solution.

List of equipment, materials and supplies for specialists making diagnostic investigations of premises known to be or suspected of being contaminated. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and may be changed as necessary
to meet specific needs.

Items for cleaning and Disinfection

  • Plastic bucket and brush
  • Towels (paper and fabric)
  • Water container (2 US gallon [81] capacity)
  • Antiseptic soap
  • Footbath pan (18-20 in. [45-50 cm] diameter)
  • Plastic washing bowl
  • Plastic refuse bags (heavy-duty, 150 l capacity)
  • Disinfectant (3)

Protective wear

  • Surgical rubber gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Boot covers (plastic and surgical)
  • Coveralls (fabric or disposable)
  • Surgical masks
  • Surgical head covers
  • Rubber boots (not overshoes)

Diagnostic supplies

  • Diagnostic kit in plastic case
  • Disposable syringes (3 ml)
  • Disposable needles (1 in. length, 20 gauge)
  • Sterile broth medium
  • Sterile cotton swabs (18 cm and 9 cm length)
  • Plastic sealable bags (16 x 16 cm and 24 x 24 cm)
  • Sponge and wiping cloths

Miscellaneous items

  • Forms for reporting collected laboratory specimens
  • Containers for laboratory specimens
  • Masking tape
  • Metal clipboard
  • Waterproof adhesive tape
  • Waterproof ink-pens
  • Coolant material
  • Aerosol insecticide
  • Flashlight (simple to clean and disinfect)
  • Packing material (cotton wadding).

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