Whether you have hired a team of experts to do the necessary work or have decided to collaborate with an asbestos removal professional, it is essential to follow the proper self-decontamination procedures. Following the removal of asbestos by the pros, you will have to take the following steps:
Keep your respirator and EPI until all work is completed and the area is fully cleaned.
Before removing any personal protective equipment or shoes, clean them thoroughly with an asbestos vacuum cleaner. Safety shoes must also be wiped with a damp cloth, which must then be discarded along with asbestos waste.
Personal protective equipment and footwear should not be removed until visible dust or asbestos residues have been removed. PPE must be carefully removed and disposed of appropriately with other asbestos waste.
Before removing a breathing apparatus, wash thoroughly and pay special attention to the hands, nails and head. Remove the respirator last and carefully wash the face.