OSHA Hazardous Waste Sites: Support Zone Activities Mobile App
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The Support Zone is the location of the administrative and other support functions needed to keep the
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operations in the Exclusion and Contamination Reduction Zones running smoothly. Any function that need not or cannot be performed in a hazardous or potentially hazardous area is performed here. The Command Post Supervisor should be present in the Support Zone. Other personnel present will depend on the functions being performed, and may include the Project Team Leader and field team members who are preparing to enter or who have returned from the Exclusion Zone. Personnel may wear normal work clothes within this zone. Any potentially contaminated clothing, equipment, and samples must remain in the CRZ until decontaminated. Support Zone personnel are responsible for alerting the proper agency in the event of an emergency. All emergency telephone numbers, change for the telephone (if necessary), evacuation route maps, and vehicle keys should be kept in the Support Zone. The OSHA Hazardous Waste Sites: Support Zone Activities mobile app includes a detailed support zone activity checklist.