a. The garment is sealed in a special protective bag that should not be opened
until the garment is needed. Instructions for using the garment are printed on the bag
label. In general, put on the overgarment trousers over your normal uniform and adjust
the waistband for a tight fit. Then put on the jacket, zip it up, and fasten snaps,
including the three snaps across the back of the jacket that connects the jacket to the
trousers. Zip the legs closed, fasten the Velcro closures (if applicable), and tie the
If you are going to put on your overboots at this time, do not close the trouser
legs of the CPOG until the overboots have been put on.
b. If you are involved in hard physical labor and are in a hot environment where
there is a risk of heatstroke, you may be allowed to wear the overgarment directly over
The combination avoidance and liquid protective suit (SCALP) (figure 1-11)
consists of four pieces. They are the jacket trousers, and two footwear covers. It is
made of a base cloth material of high-density polyethylene fibers, and the footwear
covers have embossed polyethylene soles for durability and slip resistance. The jacket
is designed with a pullover hood, and covers the head;chest; and arms. It has an
opening that provides for the facepiece of the individual protective mask. There are two
drawstrings, each with a barrelock to secure the hood to the facepiece. It has latex
bands to secure sleeves around the wrists. Trousers contain a drawstring with a
barrelock at the waist and latex bands on the legs to secure them around the ankles.
The footwear covers consist of polyethylene soles and latex bands in the upper portion
to secure them to the legs. Since the sizing systems are independent of one another,
the SCALP footwear is issued separately from the SCALP jacket/trousers.