Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-332a-6 - Worker decontamination system for asbestos abatement projects

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) At all asbestos abatement projects, work areas shall be equipped with decontamination facilities consisting of: a clean room, a shower room, and an equipment room. Each room shall be separated from the other and from the work area by airlocks such as will prevent the free passage of air or asbestos fibers and shall be accessible through doorways protected with two (2) overlapping 4 mil polyethylene sheets. The clean room (or change room) shall be equipped with suitable hooks, lockers, shelves, etc. for workers to store personal articles and clothing. The shower room shall be contiguous to the clean room and equipment room. All personnel entering or leaving the work area shall pass through the shower room. The number of showers provided shall satisfy the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.141(d) (3) (ii). Warm water shall be supplied to the showers. The equipment room (dirty room) shall be situated between the shower room and the work area, and separated from both by means of suitable barriers or overlapping flaps such as will prevent the free passage of air or asbestos fibers.
(b) No person or equipment shall leave the asbestos abatement project work area unless first decontaminated by showering, wet washing or HEPA vacuuming to remove all asbestos debris. No asbestos contaminated materials or persons shall enter the clean room.
(c) Where feasible, decontamination systems shall abut the work area. In situations where it is not possible, due to unusual conditions, to establish decontamination systems contiguous to the work area, personnel shall be directed to remove visible asbestos debris from their persons by HEPA-filtered vacuuming prior to donning clean disposable coveralls while still in the work area, and proceeding directly to a remote decontamination system to shower and change clothes.
(d) In specific situations where the asbestos contractor determines that it is not feasible to establish a contiguous decontamination system at a work site, the asbestos contractor shall provide written notification and provide a copy to the facility owner of intent to utilize a remote decontamination system. Such systems must be operated in conformance with 29 CFR 1926.1101(j). Such notice shall be made with the notification required under Section 19a-332a-3.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 19a-332a-6
Effective December 27, 1990; Amended March 8, 2004

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