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APPARATUS A mobile piece of fire equipment such as a pumper aerial tender automobile etc. APPROVED A method equipment procedure practice tool etc. that is sanctioned consented to confirmed or accepted as good or satisfactory for a particular purpose or use by a person or organization authorized to make such a judgment. BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include but are not limited to hepatitis B virus HBV human immunodeficiency virus HIV and other potentially infectious materials OPIM. CBRN Chemical biological radiological and nuclear. CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECT An adverse health effect resulting from long- term exposure to a substance. The term is also applied to a persistent months years or permanent adverse health effect resulting from a short-term acute exposure. CLEANING To make something or someone free of dirt marks or mess especially by washing wiping or brushing. CONTAMINATED The presence or the reasonably anticipated presence of materials foreign to the normal atmospheres blood hazardous waste or other potentially infectious materials on an item or surface. CONTAMINATION The process of transferring a hazardous material from its source to people animals the environment or equipment which may act as a carrier. DECONTAMINATION The physical or chemical process of cleansing an object to remove contaminants such as microorganisms or hazardous materials including chemicals radioactive substances and infectious diseases. Decontamination is sometimes abbreviated as Decon. Also prevents the spread of contamination to other persons or equipment. DISINFECTION A procedure that inactivates virtually all recognized pathogenic microorganisms but not necessarily all microbial forms i.e. bacterial endospores on inanimate objects. ENGINE PUMPER A piece of apparatus equipped with hose and a pump for the purpose of supplying water under pressure through hose lines. EXPOSURE OR EXPOSED When an employee is subjected in the course of employment to a chemical that is a physical or health hazard and includes potential e.g. accidental or possible exposure. Subjected in terms of health hazards includes any route of entry like inhalation ingestion skin contact or absorption OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.1200. FIRE APPARATUS A fire department emergency vehicle used for rescue fire suppression or other specialized functions. FIRE DEPARTMENT FACILITY Any building or area owned operated occupied or used by a fire department on a routine basis. GROSS DECONTAMINATION The initial phase of the decontamination process during which the amount of surface contaminant is significantly reduced. HAZARD CONTROL ZONES 1 COLD zone The control zone of an incident that contains the command post and such other support functions as are deemed necessary to control the incident. 1 WARM zone The control zone outside the hot zone where personnel and equipment undergo decontamination and the hot zone support takes place. 1 HOT zone The control zone immediately surrounding the hazard area which extends far enough to prevent adverse effects to personnel outside the zone. The hot zone is presenting the greatest risk to members and will often be classified as an IDLH atmosphere. HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER The member of the fire department assigned and authorized as the administrator of the fire department health and safety program. IDLH Immediately dangerous to life and health. Exposure to airborne contaminants that is likely to cause death or immediate or delayed permanent adverse health effects or prevent escape from such an environment. DEFINITIONS APPENDIXB 3 0