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11.18.5. Portable Lights. Only use explosion-proof portable battery-powered lights or low-voltage
lights that are rated for use in Class 1, Division 1, Group D, as defined in NFPA 70, NEC,
Article 500, Hazardous Locations.
11.18.6. Cleaning Equipment and Supplies. Provide buckets, scrapers, squeegees, rags, mops,
brooms, brushes, and scoops where necessary. Brooms or brushes with plastic or synthetic bristles
are not authorized. An adequate supply of disinfectant solution and cotton swabs will be needed to
clean facemasks. NOTE: The disinfectant solution will either be hypochlorite solution (50 parts per
million chlorine) or an aqueous iodine solution (50 parts per million iodine).
11.18.7. Impermeable gauntlet-type rubber gloves will be provided for each person handling
hazardous materials. Provide an extra pair for emergency use. Inspect gloves to verify they are
impermeable to tetraethyl lead (acid-proof rubber) and in serviceable condition. Gloves must be
pliable to ensure against cracking while in use.
11.18.8. One-quarter-length boots (knee-length boots are acceptable) with non-slip soles. Inspect
boots to ensure they are impermeable to tetraethyl lead (acid-proof rubber) and are in serviceable
condition. Inspect boot soles for excessive wear to prevent slipping while inside the tank.
11.18.9. Tyvek disposable coveralls should be provided in a light color with a static-dissipating
coating. Also provide light-colored cotton coveralls as needed. Before use, inspect cotton coveralls
to ensure they are not equipped with metal fasteners. Inspect both types of coveralls for
11.18.10. Respirators will be supplied-air-type with escape SCBA (Type "C" respirator). Select and
use respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) or the
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), according to AFOSH Std 48-137, Chapter 4. Store
in a cool (4.5 C [40 F] to 21 C [69 F]) place, away from direct sunlight. The rescue person should
have a 30-minute self-contained air source to ensure he/she has a fresh air supply.
22.214.171.124. Personnel cleaning Air Force petroleum storage tanks will not use portable oxygen
tanks and masks, portable gas masks, or "walk-around" oxygen bottles and masks as the sole
source of air.
126.96.36.199. Each individual issued a respirator is responsible for its primary maintenance and care.
Clean and disinfect each respirator, and check it for serviceability, including inspecting straps,
lens, hoses, emergency egress air bottle, and connectors.
188.8.131.52. Prescription lenses or spectacle kits are available from the manufacturer. Contact
lenses are not authorized for use with respirators.
11.18.11. SAR Airlines.
184.108.40.206. Airlines will be no longer than specified in the manufacturer's literature, but may not
exceed the NIOSH-approved length of 91.4 meters (300 feet) unless specific approval has been
obtained from the BEE.
220.127.116.11. Inspect airlines for flexibility and cracking. Ensure there are no restrictions or leaks
that would prevent the free discharge of air from the hose outlet. Airline couplings must not be
compatible with outlets of other gas systems to prevent the inadvertent servicing of supplied-air
respirators with other gases or oxygen.
18.104.22.168. Replace failed components with an identical item (same manufacturing and part
number) or the approval is voided.