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The Purpose of Decontamination

Decontamination methods are used to limit the spread of contaminants in toxic, hazardous, or otherwise unhealthy materials. In order to conduct thorough decontamination at the site of the emergency, workers, and equipment that have been exposed to harmful substances must be cleaned.

Decontamination showers from Granny’s Alliance, one of the leading disaster response companies, are used for decontaminating human beings on sites exposed to damaging substances. Decontamination showers are just like household ones but are designed with bigger showerheads for maximum efficacy.

Depending on the need, these showers come with pull-down levers for forcing the water out or have sensors installed which are automatically activated when a person steps into them.

Decontamination or “decon” showers are specialized showers used for human decontamination, especially in cases where people are exposed to harmful chemicals such as those working in the oil industry. For the optimal results from decontamination showers, it is imperative to have sufficient storage of clean water in portable tanks that can supply water to the shower for a minimum of 15 minutes. In addition to being completely free of dirt, the water temperature in a decon shower should be  regulated so that it is neither too hot or too cold.

Showers for decontamination must be installed in places near the contaminated area under secluded shelters like tents. It’s best if they can be reached by walking quickly for immediate eradication of the harmful toxins on the body.

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The Key Elements of a Business Disaster Recovery Plan, Part 2

As mentioned in “The Key Elements of a Business Disaster Recovery Plan, Part 1,” the same plan does not fit every business. However, every company should evaluate its critical business systems, to determine which of those systems should take priority over the others during the recovery process. Also, we can’t stress too much the need for a list of employees and service providers who are necessary to expedite the recovery process. Create a checklist of required tasks for each person that is part of the recovery scenario. The roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the organization should be established in the event of a disaster.

It’s always a good idea to have an offsite storage location for your back-up servers, hardware, and other materials that are vital in the disaster recovery process. Locate your storage site in the safest possible area that is far enough away from your main office, so it is not impacted by the disaster.

In the event of a disaster, efficiency and speed are critical to minimizing the damage. If you have an

organized and clearly constructed disaster recovery plan, you are more likely to be able to minimize the damage, and also better able to get up and running again after a disaster strikes.

Contact Granny’s Alliance for help from one of the leading disaster response companies. Call (228) 222-4884 to learn more about our emergency relief services.