SET UP THE CLEAN SIDE OF THE DECONTAMINATION
Set up the clean treatment station on the upwind side of the contaminated areas.
An open air treatment facility can be established 30 to 50 meters upwind of the
a. Set up clean waiting area (for patient disposition, and so forth).
b. Set up clean treatment area.
NOTE: Erect windsock to tell the direction of the wind.
SET UP THE SHUFFLE PIT
a. The shuffle pit is the only point of access between the decontamination area
and the clean waiting/treatment area.
b. The soil is turned over 3 to 6 inches deep, in an area that is sufficient in
length and width to accommodate a litter stand.
NOTE: The shuffle pit is wide enough that the litter bearers are not able to straddle the
c. Super tropical bleach (STB) is mixed with the overturned soil in a ratio of
2 parts STB to 3 parts soil.
SET UP A COLLECTIVE PROTECTIVE
a. Set up the protective shelter on the upwind side of the clean waiting and
treatment area (see Figure 1-3).
b. Set up the air lock. Set up the protective shelter with the air lock adjoining the
clean side of the decontamination station.