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Dallas County Institute of Forensic Sciences TRACE EVIDENCE LABORATORY Routine Use of Personal Protective Equipment (Page 1 of 2) The

following describes the minimum personal protective equipment (PPE) that will routinely be required for specified analytical functions: Table 1. Minimum Personal Protective Equipment for Housekeeping Tasks Task Minimum PPE Cleaning office Gloves Plastic apron Eye Protection Cleaning hot zones in lab Gloves Lab coat or plastic apron Shoe covers Eye protection Cleaning of non-hot zones in lab Gloves Lab coat or plastic apron Eye protection Cleaning of analytical equipment and Gloves computer keyboards Lab coat or plastic apron Eye protection

Table 2. Minimum Protective Equipment for Analytical Activities Task Routine PPE Gunshot residue/distance Gloves determination (morgue clothing) Lab coat Shoe Covers while in active hot zone Autopsy mask Eye protection Hearing and eye protection in firing range Gunshot residue handwiping analysis Gloves (AA) sample preparation Lab coat Eye protection while processing evidence and chemicals Gunshot residue analysis Gloves (SEM/EDS) sample preparation Lab coat or plastic apron Examination of physical evidence Gloves (morgue clothing or significantly Lab coat bloody evidence) for trace evidence Shoe covers while in active hot zone Autopsy Mask Eye protection

Dallas County Institute of Forensic Sciences TRACE EVIDENCE LABORATORY Routine Use of Personal Protective Equipment (Page 2 of 2) The following describes the minimum personal protective equipment (PPE) that will routinely be required for specified analytical functions: Table 2. Minimum Protective Equipment for Analytical Activities (continued) Task Examination of physical evidence (non-bloody or slightly bloody evidence) for trace evidence Handling of bulk chemicals Routine PPE Gloves Lab coat Gloves Lab coat or plastic apron Eye protection (safety glasses or face shield) Cryo-gloves Lab coat Face shield None Gloves Lab coat or plastic apron None Gloves Lab coat or plastic apron

Handling of liquid nitrogen

Transporting properly sealed evidence Preparation of microscope slides Examination of microscope slides Sample preparation (visual inspection and insertion of d-flex strip into sample container) of fire debris for ignitable liquid analysis Sample extraction and loading sample extracts onto GC/MS for fire debris/ignitable liquid analysis Table 2. General Task Eating and drinking*

Gloves Lab coat or plastic apron Eye protection

Routine PPE Break room, or other designated clean area

*Lunch must be taken away from the assigned work area (non-exempt staff). 8/07