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    To all the HazMat Guru's out there, I have a question.

    How long after an entry is made into the hot zone of a confirmed HazMat is the department required to fill out exposure reports, and where would I find this info. I checked NFPA 472 and couldn't find anything but I thought I remembered in HazMat Tech class, that an exposure report had to be filled out and kept on file for like 30 years after you leave. If anyone has any clarity on the situation or can push me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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    I'm not sure but for some reason 30 years seems right. I will check to see what we do.

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    I know that 30 years is how long they have to keep it on file. What I was looking for was how soon after the entries are they required to fill out the exposure report, and place it in the file?

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    Not sure what is required but we do our reports within a week. The EMD usually takes care of most of it. The first arriving officer is only responsible for an incident report.

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    Are you suggesting that you need to fill out an exposure report after every HazMat entry, even if you aren't actualy exposed?
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    No I am suggesting that any one who makes entry into a hazardous evironment, who gets a harardous chemical on a suit that sits in a bag for over 6 months, who has to be deconed have a exposure report filled. You never know what kind of long term effects it may have. The chance of exposure to me is not out weighed by the chance that workmans comp is going to accept this stuff got on me with out a report on file.

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    Once again, assuming you are using a suite that is within testing guidelines (a crock of crap anyway), rated for the environment you are entering and all proper decon procedures have been followed, there is no exposure to report.
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