NBC OPERATIONS (CONT.)
4 Do not operate blower in an area where the air is
contaminated. Failure to comply may result in personnel
breathing contaminated air, causing injury or death to
4 Do not use decontamination spray on personnel. It
could cause personal injury.
4 Do not use decontaminates on eyes, mouth or open
wounds. This may cause personal injury. Flush these
areas with water.
4 Chemical Agent Resistant Coating
(CARC) paint contains isocyamate (HDI)
which is highly irritating to skin and
respiratory system. High concentrations
of HDI can produce symptoms of
itching and reddening of skin, a burning
sensation in the throat, nose and
watering of the eyes.
4 Extreme concentrations of HDI can cause cough,
shortness of breath, pain during respiration, increased
sputum production and chest tightness. The following
precautions must be taken whenever using CARC
n Always use air line respirators when using CARC
paint unless air sampling shows exposure to be
below hazardous level threshold standards.
n Do not allow skin or eyes to come in contact with
CARC paint. Always wear protective equipment
(gloves, ventilation mask, safety goggles, etc.).