Ash Removal

Workers and volunteers involved in clean-up operations are typically exposed to high concentrations of airborne ash particles, and they should be supplied with appropriate personal protection equipment to reduce the potential for adverse health effects. Such equipment can include eye protection, filter masks, respirators, overalls, hats or helmets, gloves, and extra lighting. It might also be necessary to take extra care of people helping to clean-up the ash, including the supply of food, water, toilets, and temporary lodging for workers, many of whom may work in 12-hour shifts. See recommendations for cleaning up outside or refer to the clean up strategies on the left panel.

NEW IVHHN guidelines on Protection from Breathing Ash

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